Set 8: Shy nature

1.
lamenting shy nature
I strip for white paper

2.
no possessions! not even a tefelin—
every weight’s a burden

3.
get out the head when weedy
across the room, a wall painting

4.
ran away from home eons ago tho
never dumped off baggage

5.
beatitude in every family relation!
beatitude in every scar!

6.
words like paper defenseless ‘gainst wind

7.
nature: how you teach me love
without a trace of sentiment

8.
not good bad nor angry—votive!

9.
diction division—still don’t know and wish to

10.
we old seep cans—once warm breath

11.
walking the wadis of alienation
tapping rock societies for water

12.
discover and die

13.
money, my wounds heal faster without you

14.
questions are inherent answers, I know

15.
man o man o mercy me—many a man
only me be

16.
conversation is always at hand

17.
if I got wings and another does not
I’ll find out what else I got—or he got
that I got

18.
wealth measures a scale, not a man

19.
an animal speaks a million truths and none

20.
beginning of the end—Pueblo Indian girl
in Doc Martins

21.
wealth buys the gravesite
but doesn’t bury well

22.
death? I guess so—but no end!

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