April 08, 2007

Look Over Me
          for Merle Haggard


Iíve got a mind to see the internal world

as those felt and faithful places

ready for the restless form towards grace


the acceptance

of the inaudible male tames the cede from stakes

assumes the cause is free


since it turns to closeness and is overcome

in the broad outshine of the small town

together as it is


as together they dance and promise

to task the boundaries

as together they sing me back home

 

—Jordan Stempleman

Posted by dwaber at April 8, 2007 01:49 PM