Saturday, February 07, 2009

Gasp! Another lull! So I hurry and compose something again:

the trees sleep on despite the rain
this week
still--it should have been snow

Their hoisted arms glisten wet
shimmering
wish--cover them in green!

I stump along, cold in the damp
tonight
clear--clouds part to the stars

My arms, two wet teak bundles
dangle
bound--in their house of cloth

All life, so void in this cold
waits
expectant--for forty days to pass

It does not despair for unfelt days
preempting
season--each day fitted to the other

My legs tear free, adieu to the loam
mild
physic'd--bound up by the heartwood

-Jay

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