Monday, June 27, 2011

both

inside
ambidextrous children
river running through

left handed finds left handed
across borders and continents
favors waning moon and
outer pools, unknown

dyslexia
strains her
pure liquid
of another kind

summer in arabia

river, my west
out there
compressed
a wall of air
that wants nothing
is
nothing

memory

brushpile
rustle
dad said
even weeds know
some things
grow
untaught

Saturday, June 18, 2011

one week

one week
link
between

rain
abdullah's eyes
full of rain
beautiful he said
look

green
between
glass and sea

one week
link
see
heat

beautiful?

art

not every
or
each
but
always
always
I teach
to
feed
the language
I
grow

3:31 a.m.

That persistent
first
every new dark day hears it

and I

alone
sleep near
but not
nearly
inviting
as
this

song

one bird
two
one gull
flew
and
small choral
refrain

and I

reply

Sunday, June 12, 2011

cold june

weather
has not improved
desert students wear autumn and imagine north

hostas
an old cold
planted six today
in the black earth

water dark
and skies, skies wide
and rain, rain blurred


water
and  a wind
which
does not surrender
cold, cold

is this lily before rose?

is this late or without?

within
within
slow unfold
nasturtium
magenta-veined
lidless
blue-lipped
flora