at hand when even your band
will disappear from the earth.
Even though I’m one of its fertile
reminders of god as are you & the grass. I am
I don't want to appear lost,
although that's what I'm thinking
these days. Turning like a yellow
hot dime, our sun, as they say,
brought me in but doesn't care—
I mean besides the lack of air,
I 'm a tranquil meteor going nowhere.
So in this late afternoon ramble
I meet you head long, having done
a million sacred penetrations
and watched the newest perturbations
as if to confirm your presence.
Like the astronomer I am who I am,
cutting back on the view
to enjoy the blur.
So what song did you sing tonight?
There's been a bunch of folk walking
by and the light over the Miami
is thick with golden autumn light,
the light we'd like to say is like
a song, a perfect whistling
that never goes away.
O, letter writers be good! Let
the hornet honey feed you wildly
so that you grow in the woods
like a bear. I have nothing for you,
not the seed, not the time, not
the little ride we made
when we were young and full of grace.
In the holy holy space of the page
I am like the runner going by,
forcing myself into the cold air
for something that's really
unattainable-- aren't we all
forged from heat? Don’t we all