I’m great at mental arithmetic which they say is a strange thing for a writer to be but to me it’s all the same thing. Words and numbers: underneath them both there’s an invisible foundation of pictures.
blue moon I isolate the remaining variable
10 years without fire
full two hours
the compass in view
the sky lost
over 50 percent of these mountains
you carry face upward
in the morning one live deer
such injuries are called wounds
this imagined world.
15 bicycle light never stopping to let me catch up
16 multiplication tables all the things I can’t forget
17 peace pipe blowing bubbles beside the sea
18 expired passport all the nebulae I kept meaning to visit
19 protest march spring comes anyway
20 microwave platter my food comes from a dying star
21 resisting arrest unidentified weeds in the garden
Week One is here. Week Two is here.
Am I getting any better? … Never mind, I don’t want to know.