silence   the heart   the heart   the heart

(Frogpond 36.3)

on what the delta mouths agree

(is/let o6.o4.2o2o)

IGNEOUS


w/o distraction

one can still
see the fire

& w/ some
patience even

the rock


(otata 42)

coming down off
the steppe

the poplars now
cypresses

the grasses now
sea


(Otoliths 48)

in the cypresses
the village

cemetery

a little darker
than day


(otata 45)

down
a

path
made

by
water
paw

hoof
foot


(Bones
20)

a drop

of rain
ripple

rings
of the

tree


(Otoliths
56)

a rock
waits

till no
longer

left for
dead


(Bones
19)