Staked out and labeled, drifting
in the wind: Sword Fern, Evergreen Huckleberry, Oregon Grape...gang
graffiti sprayed across the whitewashed wall behind which a Sasquatch digs.
see if anything
grows a woman
unsweetened, unpackaged, unlabled, science
gets dirtied by its object. Lets itself be contaminated by it. The
object fails to keep its distance, abandons its reserve, farms and ranches offering what critics call
'canned hunts' springing up across the country. For zoos, circuses
and animal farms, the ranches can provide a convenient and often
profitable way to dispose of surplus animals
overflowing onto the page which describes it.
I say 'Flower' and
it appears. Things
occur in the very place where worms
curl on her tongue, ants circle,