Each consequence is written in water; each inconsequence codified in
Rocks and bones have been murdered and museumed.
The arboretum had its soul -- the heartwood -- sold for pamphlets to
it was before it lost its soul.
Spirits I always considered an odd word for alcohol -- it means
ghosts, yes? -- before
I stole some whiskey from my father's liquor cabinet and drank it in the
camping one summertime, and I was possessed of a spirit all right
Evening does not descend. Darkness does not fall. Dusk does not close
curtain. Death's second self does not seal up all the rest.
Sleeping deeply is a gift given to deceive those who have not yet
The sun's light clarifies the intransigence (which we think of as a
form of action) that
moves quicker than glacial deposits.
Purse your lips when you hold a stone to listen to, or throw.