Saturday, May 08, 2004

stretching

ripple and fold of Australia
worn vastness

smell the heat of Singapore
fuel and tar

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travel is more walking
looking for signs
interpretation - wrong
a lot of stairs
that could go nowhere
depending

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climbing into night
its metallic creak
expanse, its different heights
clouds below
unknowing

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city crowds
their own ways

Prague's, the bridge

where you learn to be safe
with sore calves

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lit
pre-evening city
unknown birds in the hill park

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a bee drinks turn by turn
from weed flowers
among Hebrew stones
small yellow petals
from the elms above
in a line across the top
of gravestones
small pebbles and coins
'salut' says one
another - 'I wish for children'


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