Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"The Next Step"

this is
the next step
on this early November day
the cherries shrivel on the zigzag branch
leaves long gone
the zigzag parts the sky
the crows part it too
dew does not crust the grass it’s frost now

and all this is like nothing else
all this is not a metaphor for that
do not link one thing to another simile-wise
like the plastic cars of the children’s train
you are also at some point this morning
in some state
so is the garbage man in Buenos Aires
and the bumpy horned lizard looking at something
in the Painted Desert
all of these things are
as they are
this morning

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