May 2016

this –
our body
bled

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back to this
greenness bleeding
down each leaf

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name be damned
the russet of leaves
in the wind

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all at once
the rain
until now
forgotten

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by candle-light
words fall further than
               where we end

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without the moon
I take a leaf out of
Basho's book

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leafless now
a transplant seeks out
its roots

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autumn leaves
           each day adazzle
     in doubt

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birth of stars –
the sky means nothing
in seeming blue

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dark autumn –
decay deepens its hold
over me

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in leaf tones
the warmth of company
all but gone

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hippo poto
monstro sesquippedalio
phobia

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failing light –
mine is the darkness
that shadows me


 

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after a shit
how did my forebears
come clean?

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night thunder . . .
ancestral bodies
warm me still

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lightning:
words remain
unborn

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in time
flashes of night
unmooned

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without light alone lingers

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deep night:
the heartbeat also
is mine

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nothing
overwhelmed with
more of it

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in autumn rain
an ancestral threnody
of belonging

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autumn night
I read myself deeper
into Buson

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night pain . . .
windows mist over
my soul

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moonlit dew
less than ever
a breath

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deadened
    low water laps
    old terrors

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nothing
en-worded
in the flesh

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darkness clings moving into it

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