Coarse hair splintered or bone
do you remember my father?
He crawls behind the splits
Jeffers tore into the sky.
John McShea builds Robinson Jeffers's castle
my did you hear us Brian, my wild fires can burn eucalyptus trees black and charred Brian, my but they grow back at the tree tops not at the base Brian, my did you hear us Brian, my survival is seen both in the wreckage and away from it Brian, my it's not cancer Brian, my sometime's it's not cancer, Brian...
Eric Tran collapses days
as always, another life is ending, another
star is burning out from a million years
of fusion and heat to become intergalactic dust.
Jeremy Morris rescues stars
And currently crushing on:
At some point, I rested my hands over my eyes and mouthed, This is my face housed underwater.
This is a love letter.
Every word but mouthed erased.
No more wildness is why
I chose no more wildness.
For no reason I remember the coyotes near the cabin
where I stayed alone. Like boys at night,
someone said. Lots of things sound far-fetched to start.
Later, you knew her as one knows
the shadow of a porch swing. [Canvas-clean, pale & dry—
she smelled like October] This is how you reconstruct
a human architecture how you redesign a loved one
[Grass-stained ring of earth and sky] What is the first thing
you remember about living? [Feathers & dirt: she always
knows how to float]
Sam Deal reconstructs humans
And these gorgeous poets:
Sally Rosen Kindred