Meteorological Stevens

The shape of a vase
is the meaning of it.

Snow fills it as we
fill with ourselves.

If it is outside, below clouds.
If there is an outside,

frost forms on the blue
and blue cleaves to frost

as a precursor of ice,
the solid, self, person

come last.  It is only
what it holds, volume,

but we pretend we’re more
than an anecdote of a jar.

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