The Americans


It goes without


saying: something


pounding while


something else






Can you say


to the flower:


bloom harder?


Bloom different.




Now in the emergency


the process hurts


even when it doesn’t


break the skin.




What would it


take to give you


this finished


feeling, 1492?




A future beside


itself, its death


concurrent with


other forms of


discovery: the lake                           


the grass, the feeling


in your hand.




The national history


of a species


is not natural


enough. To repeal


this transaction


pick a side of


the equation


and unearth it


with your heart.




What has broken.


What is just


about to break.