subtlety

tell me I'm subtle 
whisper it in my ear
while you're writing it
in all caps on my arm

describe it in detail
but show, don't tell
you know the feeling
when it creeps up

behind you and says
nothing, while revealing
how everything is
why everything should be understood
as a flock of geese
or a slice of time

squeezed over a morning
with a moon, full-ish
telling anyone who will listen
that is more complicated than you know