As When Drought Imagines Fire
I want you to loot my point of view, to hove my heart free from its hived booth though I know your smoke, its black blossom, is a substance I’ll never become: colors of plaster and grass I’ve prepped flawlessly, rivers I’ve whittled thin. It’s a personal matter to me, the wind. But let it be our cathedral feeling: a sculpture of ash dragging its robe over the hills because of us, because of me. Yellow is hurried, but red moves like a swarm through toothpick homes, pans over roofs, where the ethos we child from the ground will blacken to ruin. Let’s glory this roughened nap of landscape, this parched Arcadia, with one nude-struck match and a breeze.