Monday, March 2, 2015

Old Light

Old Light

The same light in three places
at once

the window the other window the floor

which shows
how generous it is with itself

and then the glossy back of the cat
settling into this puddle of light

I take it back
the same light in all places at once

even before I became a person

even after the generation not yet generated
further clutters these warm acres

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Here’s the Thing

Here’s the Thing

You keep bringing places with you

Clover and brick and icicles
tinker toys and glass bottles clinging to your robe’s hem
waterlogged and heavy

This isn’t a problem
that will maul you

This is an issue
of saturation

You can’t hold anything new
if all your limbs are full   

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

About That Wandering

About That Wandering

It will take you
by which I mean you
will take you

to rocks that you will adore
and have to leave
all within an afternoon

Sure you might return
but this place cannot stay as it is

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Three Carat Rock Salt

Three Carat Rock Salt

Salt is the residue cast aside
as the ocean remembers
remembering

dagger rocks softening
under the water’s worry

sand satisfied by even
one life disturbance

What has been made from water
will again ask for water