the zenith
the channels of the television sky
the nadir

ANODE -|- elsewhere -|- [poetry] static -|- the television sky -|- waterproject 1998 -|- aurora -|- [fiction] -|- intimations of geography

06. three questions
When his arms entangled you,
did you feel
the cry of winter
geese over the hill,
the echoing report of a 10-gauge?

While your head lay
down on the blue-striped pillow,
did your lips form words
from childhood songs,
in Arabic and German?

And when the pain came,
quick and furtive and sweetly tainted,
was the live and present motion of kinetic
memory already severed from your mind,
and from your breast?

    -- three questions appeared in the 1999 Poetry Calendar by Cider Press