/ out of the earth like innocent serpents set to strike.
/ Their folded, poisoned heads assume
/ an attitude of piety; humility…
She walks on the charred ground, wings of smoke
/ from the bones of her home rising.
/ ‘Here was, there used to be,…
You who read…
/ May you seek
/ As you look;
/ May you keep
/ What you need;
/ May you care
/ What you choose;
/ And know here
/ In this book
/ Something strange,
Happy is the man who knows that little is more than enough.
/ He is deaf to the hindrance of plenty.
/ He herds,…
He thought of so many ways to make this
/ (veined wing, weightless thing),
/ walked in nothingness dreaming.
/ Gathered and tossed stars like coins…