I Could Hold You Like This All Day

We need to get out of our heads to understand ourselves. For we are not brains in vats of skull, we are animals, dynamically entangled with the world around us. Where do you stop and where does the world around you begin? Not at the skull, and not even at the limits of the body.
— Alva Noë

Like the way the apple peel
holds the apple’s sweet. Like how

living skin holds bones and flesh. Like
ice on the river. Like frosting

around cake. Like crinkly brown paper
under the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

Or better, as wild yeast holds
bread—giving it everything

and then becoming bread.


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