song and silence


our calmest thoughts unpeopled dream

if it be well so all is well

some small lives in the undergrowth persuade
how do you say this how extricate or think

it worth your while to pass sentence on the welter
the plethora of pungencies deleted

fear of smother
of circumstance
intention this
part slow part

heartfelt loadstone let grief
be called resistance
as we lay our common-
places down

the belt unbuckled and laid by
his shadow something I didn't think to keep
and everything I write in expiation of the heat and shrivel
rubble of conjecture cast off

as one returning shifts about

things seeming smaller and turns

away or toward do you recognise

yourself in this