Tulips
There in the space between where you dance
I see a canyon, you see a bridge.
There in the gap of air, where you sculpt
I walk a gorge, you walk a plateau.
There on the left, then on the right where you weave,
I work in act one and then act two, while you were through intermission.
There at the juncture where you stop stitching
Two oneā€“lips
Become
One two-lips.
Become tulips.
--A description of cleft lip repair, by Bonni Taub, Ph.D.