Implement for the Arrangement of Formulas in a Comprehensible Sequence – Rick Ives
It’s snowing so I’m listening to something old and slow on the sympathetic radio and drinking a kind of light from the lowered sky as I begin to fly across the room all this leaves my head which had been filled with too many places to go before everything outside saying this no it has the look of staying I’ve seen it on the faces of baby birds and snowmen who knows how long that look really means it says forever or just don’t forget me I’m the kind of guy who gets along with snow and baby birds and doesn’t really mind if I don’t last forever even begin to understand in that emptiness so I stir it all up in the hot coffee the dawdling postman shares because back at his house there’s the same things I’ve got and no reason to go out there to deliver news of what might happen in this world we’re busy ignoring deliver us this time and see if any occupants answer let us take them for our ride when the cool offerings melt the infant thought bundled in hope and fool embarkations its implied head fat with vague raveling content hair thick after the close of the body’s other increase holding itself apart from a part of its own future to keep the container as fresh as the idea inside it’s a loop you fly to itself and it’s you owling out to your talons feeding on a circle that doesn’t know you yet and never will land
Rich Ives is the 2009 winner of the Francis Locke Memorial Poetry Award from Bitter Oleander and the 2012 winner of the Creative Nonfiction Prize from Thin Air Magazine. His book of days, Tunneling to the Moon was published by Silenced Press (2013).
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