Thursday, June 10, 2010

seasons of loneliness

the earth is empty of rain

it has given up its bowels

exposed them

mud grey

it doesn't starve

it lies like a wet mouth


as if run over by a train

not parched

but out of habit

it is a lie

this harvest



the sapling

all make-believe

stories for children

to soothe

fill the emptiness

they will soon begin to grow into,


when they come face to face


in the mirror of life.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

right place

the building


with a fire from behind

it gives her life

she is in the line of the climbing


her spine is wet 

her edges inflamed

her cheeks pink

she is taller than any

sky scraper in the city

because of an accidental positioning

of her 

on the moving curve

of the earth

this little building.