After Duncan

 

absolute

we name them

his ‘cruelty’ gave me

      a local sea to name

(all this desire to name)

the other shoots me full
    of green

no accidental
            imperative
    a form that forms me again
                         from the ground

 

lifting in the air
         thin or thick
on a Dusk
      day to Noah

needing no more
   and a promise
a near hand
         labors of importance
in increments
held rings
        of thought to warmth
 rings of the earth
       committed void

               music as a trial of
         the eternal asking
                    & the answer
the
  continuity then

     earth worms
           floating bears and
a clock brown field

         lyric  wind
a great subjectivity
          boxed

                 melodies
                            of black crows

 

        a pole   star
              which defines
                    the world

 

 

do you contain honey
      powers of youth the storm?

do you open
           into a dooryard?

  a spinning fate of
             love only
a  field
      of transcendent
           breathing

  burning to death

       yielded  to

        and   walking
               away

         they all   obey
            perhaps
                  we all obey

             a song
                      somewhere
                out of tune
                         out of focus

                      white noise off the car radio

 

           

           poetry                                   

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