by Marcia Arrieta
contrast clarity or the alchemist who walks across the branch—
into a tavern of light. "don't be obtuse," he advises.
i am a white heron in summer.
all is obtuse.
arrows point in different directions.
we need more beer. clearly.
adjunct water. the boat to be piloted through the sand. listen; compose
the sky as idea.
indifferent the approach. the stanzas vary in lines. preface the imagination.
everyone feels sadness. there is no contingency.
the attempt to control will shatter. design the spaces.
the leucadian shore. the montana wilderness.
hieroglyphic independence. invent immediate.
snowflake. sun. air.