Thursday, October 16, 2014

HEART THREAD: A Fugue, Part Four


Trying to avoid thinking he counted instead
ample precedence for this mistake
soft answers
theologians distinguish the qualities of the unknowable
divided nation
richest supported fiercely by the poorest
ugliest oligarch masks as democrat
tribal values clan corn stalks ratty barns
all the way to the horizon
this is the day of wheat the day of chaff
in the shrine one candle burning
salt shaker shattered on glass top table.