Sunday, May 06, 2007


bergamot haze
images flutter and fold
card tricks in a
pine grove of sleep
tiny gold crowns
buried in the leaves
sparkle through ash and charcoal
the seaport is festooned with dragons
the brick pavilions are filled with paper
instructors hands are filled with dogma
the painter on the roof
is named August he is
harvesting spirals
the fishermans says Ah
the black and white dog is prince
of the sea


across from the white cemetery
an espresso bubble
the plain speak is turgid relief
pallid blue the speech
of memory

she wore a green gown
and waded hem-soaked into
an ocean of sand
ran across the tressel singing

the black and white pages have turned
into color
an essential parachute has collapsed
tiny spiders
rule the Earth