another daydream

another daydream

Monday, May 7, 2018



backward is wolf
is fur is tracks is dirt
of grasses of lawns
with signs “hate has
no home here”
with sighs of willows
will, oh will we know
neighbors born of
family trees deforested
of stories hoarded
not to end but to bend
into wind whipping
a whip-poor-will
calls a repeated refrain
to cry its name
the ten thousand things
are one and the
same word
forward is flow


"Flow" was commissioned by the artist Josephel-Padraig Normile on the occasion of his art opening and my poetry reading at Take Five Meditation, May 4.