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East Wind

2020-10-02T12:58:05-07:00

  Even the east wind cannot bear it any longer; it turns into a secret light...   The Terrace of Yen Li Shang-yin     Dawn   already sad I cast [...]

East Wind2020-10-02T12:58:05-07:00

Against Entropy

2020-10-02T12:45:25-07:00

You don't talk to the dead you talk at them setting the story aright   a canoe overturned in rapids belongings sodden tied down by intention   to survive words [...]

Against Entropy2020-10-02T12:45:25-07:00

Death

2020-08-26T17:19:51-07:00

                                    To an old man what is more natural                                     than to die?                                                                         Cicero     Individuals die   species die the fleeting made eternal through incessant change yet how [...]

Death2020-08-26T17:19:51-07:00

Havoc

2020-08-26T17:04:43-07:00

What havoc! even the winds and seas are in revolt in this best of all possible worlds   where peace is only possible in intimacy cultivate your own garden   [...]

Havoc2020-08-26T17:04:43-07:00

The Second Hand (Antiphone)

2020-06-02T16:12:32-07:00

She asks what is sacred answers herself   a mint stem's naked rootlets in a waterglass a second hand clicking   blackwings plunging through an ocean of air   a [...]

The Second Hand (Antiphone)2020-06-02T16:12:32-07:00

Radiance Remembered

2020-04-26T14:46:48-07:00

It was Rabbit you blamed for eating the primrose In reality it was Squirrel munching and digging with his sharp rodent claws excavator   acrobat evoking laughter his sandy-tan belly hugging [...]

Radiance Remembered2020-04-26T14:46:48-07:00

Hymn

2020-04-26T14:43:23-07:00

                          What if the sovereign himself is the villainous                   [...]

Hymn2020-04-26T14:43:23-07:00

Signature

2020-04-26T14:24:40-07:00

                                    Listening...we don't.                                      The inner conversation never stops.                                     It's a constant racket                                                                         – Philip Glass     Almost breathless I sat down in my balcony mid-center seat [...]

Signature2020-04-26T14:24:40-07:00

Oxen

2020-01-04T11:20:03-07:00

You are storied: Pulling the iron plough, sign of service and constant labor. No wonder you stand near the child in the manger, warming his cheeks with your breath. Where, [...]

Oxen2020-01-04T11:20:03-07:00

The Pearl

2020-01-04T11:12:03-07:00

Say I am the king's second daughter in a kingdom where everyone dies say I was sent to the city to recover the pearl guarded by a serpent I was [...]

The Pearl2020-01-04T11:12:03-07:00
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