things that never were

Personality

  • As paper,
  • somehow make
  • art like these words
  • to answer a cock that
  • mind and mood employ,
  • or words carved in the bark,
  • its bark no less real
  • than your hand.
  • You will laugh three times
  • before the question crows
  • in subtle throats and
  • passing escapes.

Theorem

Decides

January-May 1972