The Burning

we are doing the dash between

this thing and this other

thing. three balls. a new

groundhog under the shed.

the storm of chipmunks

along the road. the words

to find. the documents to

fill. we have so many

goddamned projects. we have

so many things

open. every day we are

solving the problems

of time.

and meanwhile the patient

bush does its turning red.

and meanwhile the feckless

air does its turning


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