landscape and stubble houses, junked automobiles parked
nearby, trees felled and stripped for telephone posts,
clumps of emaciated bushes pressed and scoured, this
parody gripped by fingers anxious as clocks having lost
their hands to digital display.
tailings of radioactive ordure, the fabulous white
bird who ripped open this region's stubborn womb carried
children to his synoptic nest, cleaving their tongues,
bating their breath in the marrow of scintillated bone.
in a vision