Tag Archives: Humanity




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










that’s not what this is

that’s not what this is



a package

once opened

past limits

leaves all wires exposed



a decision has been made



you were peeled away

and hung there, in a hole

behind the law


if you had reached

across, the border

would have grown

to absorb you


there is no entry and no




in an effort to diffuse

the witness—


(never agree to what

you’ve seen)


call the word out

as it is,


through the reflection,



through to the ground






Protect human rights, and basic decency.

Protect all First Amendment rights.

Support the ACLU.

depth cues

depth cues


half in the sun, half

out, the right leg in halves,



implies divisions are tactile,

set in motion by an Ur

gesture, breathing in,

out, to let go,

as the declination



we can agree

the horse stands

at the far side of the blue

fence—we agree


but inclined, his nose

on the near side, reaches

for hours—


and the eye in residual

motion sees only

a crossing


I see motion

only after you move—

thought surfaces

across your face

a second before


I feel in my heart

a depth charge


I used to think wild

berries grew as the fruit

of dreaming; from within

the green and the dark,

such sweet, and bitter gestures


so knowing the circuitous

route of a songbird, the way

the other animals move

without obligation

or codes of reason


you can never trick your mind

to undo what’s done; objects

absorb as much as they can,

and reject the rest, which is

where we find ourselves




cosmic bodies

when cosmic bodies seeded

space–presolar bonds

ejected from the singularity

to which none return


you have to muddle along

within microwave noise

as a learned skill, like driving

a one ton machine easier than

sleep, and by the very existence of,

accumulate credit scores that trail

as distant meteor tails


with no concept of origin distance

the generative state recedes

back to the planetesimal,

a hard place, where words

seem like places to start from