Something like this always lurks in my idea
of nature, something in an acre beyond
intelligence—a brown bear gored
by a bolt of lightning, moaning from behind
a fence (the devil looks this way
in all my adventures).
AGGREGATE REVIEW OF RAIN
What a hundred lips
mentioned in a whisper
is an apology
for what we all came together
to say in an earlier time.
NORTHERN FLORIDA EPISODE
We had all time
to make a decision, and when we didn’t, it didn’t matter anymore.
We could not afford a rift,
then people began coming back for other people
and we felt wrong.
We felt like the origins of a handshake.
We felt like looking
into the blur behind the action. The Zoo Administration,
I think that’s what he said,
said they’d hand out notebooks to their staff
and pencils to write “digestion”
at the top of every page, and pen-knives
to sharpen pencils, and whetstones
for the knives, and water to cool the whetstones. In several ways,
we are exactly like them.
Look out over the black Adirondacks!
You look thoughtful as shit.
Something something something is the mother of wit.
Once in college, never again.
All the rooms for Dryden are covered in Dryden.
a guy just lies tied up inside him.
The blue Adirondacks looked over once more.