Aught, no. 10 (2003)
leave to trace,
between hand and and
boundary, limit, possibility
only far from change
with two hands.
anxiety, boredom white, pleasant
hey to make figures
try to fill,
no one knows what this looked like.
felt like close to random but worse
all interstice rock wind
to only have secrets.
to talk it out aloud alone,
obsession with search
for water, ice. the world needs pleasure.
to be found. release.
catch and release.
leave no trace.
these prints everywhere.
field with cacti.
field with mountain lion
full with danger growing and chaparral.
drive to figure
to civilization, down, down,
out of the park
background not fear
proportions separate from life.
only close with hands
(but they've added a gap)
close before making
can anything be that close? and obscured
fortune, the swirl,
no water, sand
not evoke feeling.
Betty with child. They'll call his name "Betty's son," which being interpreted is Betty's son.
If Betty is past the flower of her age, let him do what he will, he doesn't sin let them marry.
I have espoused Betty to one husband, that I may present her to Christ.
Espoused to a man whose name was Mr. Betty; and she was Betty.
If you marry, you haven't sinned; if Betty marries, she hasn't sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh but I spare you.
There is difference between a wife and Betty as a wife. She that is married cares for the things of the world, i.e., how she may please her husband. [As for Betty, no mention.]
"New poems based on 'Number Nine' and 'Alma.' 'I' is the ninth letter."
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