Poems

  • 22 October 2002

    I.

    I like the new five dollar bill, she said.
    At least Old Abe isn’t folded in half
    anymore. He just has to bear the split
    across his left temple. Which is, of course,
    where he bore it.

  • 22 July 2002

    Crows,
    ravens, and jays are the highest point
    on the birds’ geneology tree. They represent
    the apex in avian evolution.

  • 22 July 2002

    The ground drops off before me, rocks winking,
    Whispering secret asides of slow time:

         a message of geography and heat
         a warning, fellow-traveler—