Fallen From

“If you run after me,” said the little bunny, “I will become a fish in a trout stream and I will swim away from you.”
—Margaret Wise Brown, The Runaway Bunny


Did I fall did I
when you fell did I full lose my place
fish in stream as stem in stern
sound spinning? Yes I did am still
doing fallen from falling from fell
both north and south still back
and forwards front and each
time I east reach west balance
some up ends me new odds new you
to butt up against in my old gamble.
Never mind I’m lost in all this
and just when I get the catch
catch what there is gotten well
by then you’ll be all and I’ll be gone.