I Lost You There

by Keith Jones

I lost you there        in the wash of metaphysics

an atlas        of the intimate        so blue —

that’s what’s happening        everywhere

cloudwastes conceal        imperial designs

settled ledges        off which        flags become shrouds

where I and outside merge        watch

where my looking is        no entiendo

Published on October 20, 2022

First published in Harvard Review 59.