Plain American Language

I cut a sliver/of WC William's finger
and placed it inside/my philosophy...

Friday, January 28, 2011

A Recipe Box

This papyrus is thickened by the roots
of cedars and Lebanese cyprus trees,

granted they travel underground and
papyrus walks in the hands of messengers

but when treating both in this concotion
we must note the irrevoable sameness

of the two: columns and lines like azaleas that
could have blossomed at night,

arctic whispers of solidity, how
smooth they both are upward into the sun--

to make the concoction harden, then,
pull these two elements together with a soluble chemical

and whisper three times like southerly winds.

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