Aught, no. 8 (2002)


Joel Chace

what for

pay he would to
see the story behind
his life own
life     would      someone
to steal his story     steel
himself to see it
what story did he
leap from what
edge of knowing after
all this      this time
to learn that the
words are not mirrors not
the past      but are
the future      and belief

 

heat waving

in

form

motion      the

motion

m m m m m m m

                  mute
ability
               all
summer there might be
just one deerfly nagging
the outer ear        outer
ear


          or             well of shade
on backroad macadam          someone
disappears into it

 


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