FOR EVERY ATOM BELONGING

by July 1, 2010 0 comments

Delphi mends geographies,
polities, a loss of love
with poetry that penetrates
the deaf ear, that infuses
images the blind clearly
discern.

She extracts Lot’s wife
from the pillar
long since eroded
and taken to the sea,
reconstitutes her body
and spirit: grain by grain.

Delphi records her name
in a new scripture
that lists the recovered,
the closed defile,
the new land covenant
of drinking water.

She proceeds
of her own accord,
recites an essential song
derived from the core
of the youthful sun
and its nightly reflection
upon the moon.

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