come spring, you abandon the garden
cling to reasons for moving past this breath.
my gaze wanders to a cobweb in the corner —
i can’t say how long it has been there.
outside, the wind is a frantic heart.
inside, the air, still as death.
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Published in So Luminous the Wildflowers, An Anthology of California Poets 2003
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