building is not

building is not
an instant action
or act

a fundamental pause

processes of attachment
are organized ascent

it’s first a cobweb
in the soul
a thread of purity
a piling on the outskirts
an elemental growth

rise is formal
angel’s work
consecutive and slow

succeed in an instant
no man did

is maker’s law

/ / /

This poem was written in response to the Day 5 prompt at NaPoWriMo to re-work an Emily Dickinson poem. I have used Crumbling is not an instant’s Act as my source poem.


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