on a scale


on a scale of
to me

I am down below

you are lost
in air
up there

yours is a scale
of further yet
to go

while I am down here

on the scale
of me
to you

you diminish
in the distance
fall away
fly away

while I am

I am

down below

© Frank Prem, 2017

October 2017 Poem #23: obscure day

12 thoughts on “on a scale

    • Hi Tom. Thank you.

      I’m a great admirer of a some old gum trees at the back of my workplace. They’re quite magnificent.

      The poem you quoted by Stevens is a great piece of writing.



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