9/24/17




always thought that water would (or eyes that could see through time)    listen



9/22/17




when you've salted the sea and schemed what no one attains    i'll tell me who i am



9/21/17




the struggle to fall out of sleep    when dawn is the bed of being someone else



9/19/17




past the past of where i was born    is the September of wanting to take someone there






black walnut dreams drop shadows upon my bed    the weary of god's undressing






just these hands in which i cannot stop living the little good    done wrong



9/18/17




in marvelous silence death's seedling grows    and blinds what's hard to know



9/15/17




the cry being crushed is the depth of the dream no one is interested in living






work in the fog of daylight    hardly know who i am in the river of night






how the invisible can begin to hum    is what the maple in my cornfield knows



9/14/17




the field your dreams work knows no light until death scratches an eye



9/12/17




just the mirror that painted her face    there is no one else in my privacy



9/10/17




most beautiful daybreak he ever saw    was a sky created by others



9/7/17




time to fold up the unfinished world    swim away into the night



9/6/17




the bones of my birth fetched a price    became the whisper in another's life



9/5/17




listening in another's arms knows all my heart is made of






deliver me from clothes and skin    from wind and the crow brought in



9/1/17




whose bones in the ocean of today have guided my hand beyond






walk in a small garden that maybe someone came to fear



8/31/17




does the voice of one who is dead gamble away the phantoms one knows






the eyes of the sheet you lowered over your body stop at dawn



8/26/17




more silence in life than life in the universe—sky, at other times






i am back in the house a child would know the instant sky goes to stone



8/24/17




when weeds make me their living path    into a canyon too inessential to follow



8/23/17




i refuse to inherit anything smaller than god's journey through our rooms



8/22/17




from the portrait of the man born a slave    i walk outside of healing






and what if the heart giving birth to the child prefers the hush and the heat of an attic



8/21/17




what lightning remembers will never wound    is the moon returned to its river



8/19/17




leaning over the edge of august    the horn of the wounding moon was true






who is ironweed staggers stars    this hand i dipped in its spring






too dark to tell the sun i have seen where the last garden on earth has run



8/18/17




one chord of light searingly close but you learn the guide that guides the hand






and if i could find my child as a child again in the memory of blue Japanese iris



8/17/17




if i knew the name you called yourself    would that rub sight into my eyes






captives are those who return and return—i am a potato surrounded by mountains



8/13/17




how do we gather whispers of blood as they fall from a buried shadow






from the trees there is a cry, saddled, waiting    is the sound of the dark in our house



8/12/17




why do elderberries continue to dream until each drop of blood returns



8/9/17




keeping things whole in the absence of wind :: here's a body gathering its shell






call of the owl beside a dream :: or a pine taking leave of the night



8/7/17




years pass in a single white blossom    i think no one looks in or out






how is it i know the escape of small winds has answered the prayers in my breath



8/5/17




in the early life of the mother of the rose    you are the one afraid of flowers






8/2/17




learn to breathe water you will find the other forest






the other secret in the touch of a hand    life in the absence of light



7/30/17

7/28/17




lay down in the fire on the side of the defeated    wind that will never come






in the archive of the last word    of the weight of the rope    how ugly is flowering



7/27/17




only sky blowing into the eye of echinacea    ashes of black umbrellas



7/26/17




into the tides of being unsurprised    what have people of the island thrown away