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Prime Mover

If causation implies mechanical connection,
then absence of you is the fixed point of reference
from which I move to perfection. Before you

the world endured without order. Before you
there was nothing. And now, my every movement

composes itself toward some distant exactness
of love, a degree of rightness—your gaze, your hand,
your mouth, your body—each in succession yielding

a greater sum, an immovable devotion. Aquinas reached god
by such specious degrees. I expect the same heaven of you.
Posted 12/20/11
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