buttons & the alphabet
scream away. indicate approval— .
at night deer come & graze on my bed.
writing translation shift postcards, leaving, estrangement.
books on the coffee table prescribe conversation.
I cannot afford insignificant. let us remind one another
of inspiration, of completing our sentences, of writing
legibly. thread & islands. boots & castles.
I often feel like an orphan.
shake the martini in Memory of the road & Spanish olives
[today there is a yellow butterfly in the garden & everything is dreadfully calm]
add hypothetical disarray.
[enter the art gallery]
primary colors & a dragon’s gaze
history appears in the guise of an introduction
less than a century
maps & canvases
feathers & pens
the goldfish is in flight
mirrors reflect happiness
if only erased
follow the water
the details are in the trees