Saturday, December 15, 2007

Trees in the Mouth


"To start at the beginning we have to posit that reality is an aggregate of the perceptions of all creatures. This broadens the playing field."

Jim Harrison, "Eat or Die" in Brick, Winter 2007


without a book, the bookmark helps us know where we are when we aren’t anywhere


the mind is a woodpecker
searching for trees
in the mouth


the waiter brings me my order:

timespace is a sandwich, he says
and here is the meat


I began counting the leaves of the tree
there was one for each number
each number which soon will be gone
when winter comes


My hands wandered, each on their own path. They arrived at the same conclusion: the left with the right, the right with the left.

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