chinook, pampero, mistral, simoom
for example. Libeccio, habagat.
Winds that altered history.
like lost poems,
but beautiful all the same?
leaning out the car window.
or sets. Wind that hides in grass.
Wind that deceives,
And what of the moment, rarest of all,
when there is no wind even in the slightest?
the scent deadened in its tracks,
trees frozen in panic,
the lake’s waves never writing
what they felt most deeply?
innumerable voices held
on a single fluctuating syllable.
Bring us news from other minds
distant as continents.
and storms with names of their own.
that sends these things flying.
the seedy lawn aloft.
The air conditioner
hacked for copper.
The plywood nailed.
The plywood thieved.
Dark glass. Signs. Symbols.
The doors undoored. Lost keys.
The bottles in the trees.
The gutted accounts.
The dried root in the gut.
The dandelion burst.
the butterflies rise all the more.
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