Dec 31, 2008


in the heart, the battledrum
the elephant trot, the humpback waltz
the attic bat, the basement pump
the glitterblood, the moth falter
the errant suns that breach the snow
in the valleys of primal mountain
the owl psalm, the serpent swell
the true/false alarum, the field
with its bodies undetected, uncounted--
in the heart, imperfect weapons
of stone root, bone winds, water
accident, molt, chime and wisdom--
in the heart, eyes that steam
an unfinished moan of momentum