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Omen. Ailment. What
The prayer moment intones.
The god-itch. And the electric fields
When spring plugs yellow in and water sings.
Bring the cup. Bring the potsherd.
Read the broken name. The
Moon is an example of the
Shut door seeking a key. Wild sea. Open.
Closed circuit of the war chant: What what what.
Words go on forever even after the mouth singing them dies.
Like some god singing in the air. Of clouds. Of horses.
Of wild manes in fog. Of tails tipped in mist.
Before sleep the child speaks: you can’t bite rocks
Or you get broke teeth. You can’t bite knives.
Moon is too hard. Sun too hot. The sky
Is a hut god built, that’s all. Floating above the sea.
*Listen to Dan discuss his “Shields & Songs” series here.