We Wanted to Be

Here we are at the edge of the river. Eagles high in the trees watch for fish. On one side is the world. On one side is the bright rift …

Leipzig

Here is the concerto in D-minor. He needs to unlock the very world. Harmonics explode in each spin. The sparks always find him. Each staff is an uncovering. Tracking first …

Calendar

Plot does not work for me. Beginning, middle, or end. Fit them together like toes on a foot. Mouths open to speak. Information can help. You can ask, but questions …

The End of Fall

Put away the tin soldiers. Line up your schoolbooks. Here comes the world. I know clouds, the leaf-strewn air. The crows are gathering. Mail arrives on horseback. Light will end …

Beggarman, Thief

What did you become, little one? I have the plans here. Drawings. An architecture of the face. Hands, moving then still. Feet so agile they can step into the next …

No One

No one ever asks him to explain. Stacking the apples of a morning, seeing to his beloved cat. When do chores stop? His loved ones need. Clouds lock on the …

Time, Place, Action

Hey hey whaddya say sing the voices of the cheerleaders. Speak, lips red as coral. Tell us when the wolves will return to Iowa. Follow the river back to its …

Domaine

This wine exploding in the glass. My basket of purple. Red sonnet in my life. I can become French for a day. 12 Rue Jacob, Ste. Germaine des Pres. Receive …

Stay Tuned, Mr. Mann

The electorate has spoken. We will be governed. In the ballot, in the road. Here is the school, the church, the bright red convenience store. Meet under the sign, my …