Wednesday, May 19, 2010

For Cathy (first draft)

I. Quarters

Halve and halve again
The whole in segments
Profanity in
Peeling and cutting
Violence in the
Action of eating
Having now only
Parts of what once was

II. Geometry

Four in one are square
Yet the world accepts
Triangles as wholes
It sees as complete
Lobed leaves of maple
Iris petals and
Pinnate strawberry
Clover’s three errs as

III. Growth

In April this year
I dug up one bed
Planted hollyhock
(old-fashioned, single)
Dumb to all but sun
And water, striving
Toward stalks of blooms; just
The middle one is

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