Poem: On Seeing Words Move

 

Crawling down

the page 

like so many ants

In their course and speed

devoid of gravity

having a will of their own

shredding

showering

meandering to the

irretrievable end

the horizon

Its haunches or 

some indeterminate

but fixed point

no longer needed

the letters line up

As if bound by

magnetic force

Or principle

Others give in to

inevitability

but before ceasing,

emboldened by their death

They thicken

Congeal

dance.

who might think

words had such verve

Such staying power

 

Response Poem to Gif 

The universe fractures 

And comes apart

The blue lapis cobalt

pure

Unflecked

Tensile strong 

Thread of thin sinew

My body uncoiled 

In equipoise 

Yours too 

Our forms used to their full 

To run, bend, yield touch

Feel.

 

Haystacks slip across

the horizon 

Or hair from humans

Conundrum: 

How to augment 

The universe

Or kill 

 

Calligraphic elements 

Deconstruct retrench 

Tide licks the shore

A cow cleaning newborn calf