As in, cuts an elegant. Or geometric:
The curve the crow carves across the storm
-cleared sky. Or an integer: how one sums
up an idea. What things turn out to. As verb,
what numbers allow: to come to understand,
as in it out. Or the body, as of a passing person,
as in seen at a distance. A personage. Or
the heft and sway of breast, flank, muscle
as they celebrate hip, collarbone, under
moonlight. Or what it does, as in, make sense.
(The poem is only finished when you change.)
How a clock can be said to say the time.
Of speech: as in, how the writing—reads.