The world resists this easy path to meaning, and so too must poetry. A metaphor illuminates both of its halves or it illuminates nothing. The poet is witness; a witness disrupts. The world observed is the world disordered.
Emily Stoddard is a writer of poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in An Alphabet of Embers, Big Scream, Cactus Heart, and Menacing Hedge. Say hello on Twitter at @emilystoddard.