haunted dance hall 
no one but smoke rolling thru
 
art in the wood 
mowing the lawn. 
painted
 
dead branches.  faces
of courage
 
reversing tides.  huge
house dog
 
birds 

small town waitress copper eye
shadow. choctaw bingo
playing

from the kitchen

looking at the penobscot    
open up to the bay

jake and ruth from town 
got married 
right out on the deck 
last night in the rain

obama on the tv: 
we got israel’s back


magic brain reception
words in our head as beats  
* 
thank you sun for bringing the moon 
thank you flesh for making the bone 
thank you songs your roots are deep 
thank you caterpillar crawling on concrete