Tag Archives: History




confined to a wall

limits of original language


head or hand


human form, architect

the collarbone,

linear air


in shadow,

tender, and

thrumming, a half lit

halo dances along the wall


why follow one source?


pattern of sound,

a hand waves the air


spider’s web thin–

juncture, a note










Words as blades

words as blades


How to count–

ena, pena,

 pera, pedera

notches in bone-time


count each word among the cut

among the weather voice,

millenia-high cloud

to earth hard

hand held knife.


Glint not a word, glint

liquid, or liquid-sharp points

through sinew.





index iv.

index iv.


relationship of two

vanishing points when a person looks

directly toward the center of a room


location and characters



when two persons look directly

toward the center of a room

may be unified in scale

and hour


but not to endure, a location

where imitable habits of grandparents

that to live, are no longer


the new picture requires

rearrangement of vanishing points

minus a referent


requires a diet

of the next

favorite show

of salt, newsprint,

apple juice, a slice of Wonder


time passes quickly, for an eternity


on its side, a shelter can be decorated

with bricks for furniture, inside, strings for a guitar,

a table with removable segments,

a partial collection of puzzles and card games


layers of carpet and red brick,

formica, hand sewn fabrics,

wires behind drywall, and a roof

joins the house

to the sky


the area outside the frame

viewed with the so-called corner of the eye,

as an entity in itself








ritual objects

ritual objects


the histories appear—


collective want—


in the abstract is One, but

sitting there, spoon in hand

curvature of the known universe



private historical moment




wondered of dawn, as the edge of


but where begin?


small creatures in nested holes

fortify entrances




tables rise through the dark

toward an all-encompassing

in-between event


ritual objects such as the Placemat,






Bones observed in the San Pedro Wilderness, near Cuba, NM–and digitally celebrated (embellished).

Fathom line

Fathom line


sounding line with fathom points

in areas of known depth


or, off soundings,

interpret as:



a sinuous line connects all points

similar, thus the contours

wide enough

to encircle

with extended arms


this morning is other mornings

while singular as to be never lived again


can it be that two people in a photograph

ascend into ruins and look around—

at an extent, outside limits familiar

with no way to lift even one of the stones

that form the arc overhead, hears a voice

skip surface across gray walls

having yet to seep down


that rows of faces on the bus are vibrations

in glance and gesture, repeat

all the way, long after destination,

with plastic sacks of fruit,

and handmade purse in rainbow

hues, as tribute at the feet

of correlation


vegetal cognition turns away

from a cobbled city where alas,

trinkets fall into the palm as bound

morphemes, as in pre-

un- ness-and -y, and cannot

stand alone as a known


and in an alley, an anonymous

dog barks repeat, laying claim

to this territory


where, within the lines, the same word

means to attach and to sever;

as a seine net gathers

every object spanning yes

and no


the sound of light in waves

as the dark part of the morning



re-emerges as ululation

between source

and surface





under the root,

the ant cities explode



all weighs less at the dawn

moment: the unhomed

heart, even grave

goods; dawning and its polar,

dusk, weigh less. Lineage,

less. Less, as,





“control of resources

of empire”—what else

to display?



song threads sung

while weaving are pre-

sequent; a tune

or gesture exposed

to elements decipher




lack of bronze vessels

does not convey,

alas; useful

only as new forms



does this mean we know

how to lose control? Measure

from center, as the edges have no




new growth imperceptible

as light interrupts planes; one

by one, orthogonal events

become permanent