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November 19, 2011

A world shrinks, but the universe expands

this scarecrow’s work is done

years ago,  the farm

had been paved over

became a river of asphalt

and the birds for generations had  known

he was not fathered, nor can he father

they now store

seeds in his belly

and caw in  his ears.


In other news

you cannot speak plain  enough

to someone with earphones on

cannot change the course of a river

by  frantic damming with your hands, no matter how


so you let the waters flow, always lower

until there is nothing lower left to go

but the bottom of the ocean.


And the ocean?

Since before

beginning  saw to begin

it has been scheming  to  get back  on land,    to dry up.




2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 6, 2011 9:25 pm

    cras cras cras. cras cras cras.

    you have no idea how interesting it is for me to see the use of crows, asphalt and oceans altogether in work that is not my own.

    to me, that is crow talking in you. have you met him?

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