Lay down these words
xxxxxxxplaced solid, by hands
In choice of place, set
Before the body of the mind
xxxxxxxin space and time:
Solidity of bark, leaf, or wall
xxxxxxxriprap of things:
Cobble of milky way,
These poems, people,
xxxxxxxlost ponies with
xxxxxxxand rocky sure-foot trails.
The worlds like an endless
Game of Go.
xxxxxxxants and pebbles
In the thin loam, each rock a word
xxxxxxxa creek-washed stone
xxxxxxxwith torment of fire and weight
Crystal and sediment linked hot
xxxxxxxall change, in thoughts,
As well as things.
from Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems © 2003xxxxx