Between: a place defined
by the existence of others,
less refined.
This morning
the lake mists in the hollow 
flatland of not hill, not mountain
float between seer and seen.

The earth is smoother 
than a pearl in virgin oil.

Surround: a place defined 
by the existence of others
more refined.
This morning
the long song of the
whippoorwill echoes again
and again and again.