Lexicon

Leaf:

Sun-roughened leather green, smooth green-skinned dew slide,

Green darklight quiver, forest shrugging its pelt.

Crushed green exhalation, shadow-shod footfalls

Through parasoled salons of mayapple melt.

 

Stone:

Underleaf mud bone, lichen-scaled dragon haunch,

Mountain stretched low in taupe-beaded swath.

Glitterfine sugar-sift dusted with pyrite,

Fossil house streaming with slick bannered floss.

 

Water:

Overstone sculptor, timpanic polisher,

Rainmantle sweeping along pebbled halls.

Chandelier wreck heaped against mirror’s edge,

Pendant crystals and shards shiver down past recall.

 

Deer:

Girl in horn moccasins light on the mossways,

Fresh as green fern frond, alert and alone.

Sipping the cloud-draught from sun-dappled chalices,

Defining with wise tongue: leaf, water, and stone.

 

 

e.yon/2005

 

 

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