Tag Archives: Desert

Localized Pattern

Localized Pattern

 

knows the aster

for a weed.

 

Unobstructed

seedberth,

echo migration.

 

Windrifts

 

the subtle Fahrenheit.

 

How shallow can it root?

 

Up to the moon.

 

Scorpionweed, Threeawn,

threadthin song.

 

How long

to turn away?

 

Upon impulse,

turn again.

 

The mountain,

warm pink

 

till the minute

changes to purple,

blue-black,

trace.

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prospects

prospects

 

evidence of predators

along the fence line—

 

their songs travel among

weeds, burrow

alternate paths

 

parallel shapes

settle,

 

overlays

confuse the lyric

 

*

 

I become entranced

with cast shadows—though

who will believe—

 

dimensions

unfold themselves

 

as a word

spoken

 

glints in the light

 

small to large

to small again

 

*

echoes both hands

in a cooling trend

 

the verge

of a complicated

sleep

 

 

*

 

from atop a boulder,

scanning the paths

for even a glimpse