Who cares
if you’re running
in circles,
so long as
they’re shadows
that spell movement?
Circling itself
is a sign
of thoroughness,
building power—
Just ask Joshua,
who conquered Jericho
after going round it
seven times,
each repetition rising
in intensity.
Ever watch
a great golfer
before a key putt?
When so placed
at the margin,
pull your circle’s
rim forward.
See from
tree-top high
that the rings
are merely

–Allan Cox