to be born twice
& then die only once

to be able to tell the real archipelagos
from the science fair model

to be fed up w/herons
so surly & drab in their youth

to be invalidated each night
especially where you see snow

to be unequipped for sometime
another spring w/only shorts & a crown

to be slumped over blueprints
the sun peeved by noon

to be motorized anything
as it sluices through scum

to be visited o so briefly
sacred heart of Jesus sumppumping your sins

to be the start of some plant
or a hose split

to be so fucking fetching
even pauses prove troublesome

to be fuzzy over rivulets
& summer's oft-dusting

to be blinded by double wides
& awoken to the sporting of nails