November 27, 2007

what to leave








an island paradise off course



a lemon or a willow branch battered by the wind



all tangible proof certain as the fabric spun by worms



leave this behind




forgiveness for the dead


who are growing repetitious





the untenable freedom of birds

a testament of thieves





—Susanne Dyckman


Previously published in the book equilibrium’s form, Shearsman Books, 2007.


Posted by dwaber at November 27, 2007 02:18 PM