Friday, July 8, 2011

hospitality

thank you
little lizard
last night
you blinked
inquiry

resumed occupations

housekeeper
sentry
hunter
host

your house!

building mother tongue

textual interactivity
that is
hesitation
pauses
repetition
sound
channelled
reborn
into
or for

this mother tongue
seeks spare
but
remembers
um
hmmmm
tch..tch..tch...

which are
bones
numbers
stars

call

his cancer underground, patient
above
nasturtiums
roses
and children
(whose are they?)
in this white sky
reflected in the pool
mullah
calls 108 prayers
made of earth

teaching me to dance

my feet on your feet
once forward, once back,
hop
slide
two
you said
"Little frog, I am your piano - keys sing!"

so much sung
in one step