Saturday, August 27, 2011
THE POWER LINE TRAIL
In the last days of summer fields turn
gold, warming as the burning bowl
wends its way. Drying stalks open
like curtains to our feet. Grasshoppers
snap their hard bodies.
When she walks, the girl's hair sways
like a horse's tail. Her long arm reaches
into thorns for black berries. She feeds
two to the dogs.
She says it feels like something's broken
inside of me.
Back at the house we both grab
a couch and a dog. Her eyes are rain
between stretches of blue sea and cloud shapes.
The small promise of the cell
and embodiment leaves her,
like the seeds of grass, like rain,
like the abundance of all things.
A secret tide. The wind, so quiet
it's almost not there catches on a stem
in the field for an instant, a handful
of seeds spill.
The sun fills the rest
of the valley of the day.
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