Tag Archives: lightning

Spring Thunder, Spring Lightning

Spring Thunder, Spring Lightning

Hungry ghosts bang their empty bellies
Who ever said the kettle cares not for the meal?

Trees lean to the earth and touch it like Buddha
asking the grass safe in its smallness to be a witness

That what looks like sorrow is sacred; and on this open
parking lot the rain slides under cars like a sea of snakes

and toward this tree under which I stand for shelter
where the yellow  teeth of monkeys flash behind the leaves

A PASSING TRUCK KILLS GOAT [28]

A PASSING TRUCK KILLS GOAT

Emaciated Goat thought
the grill was a huge
honeycomb. He could not
eat, but he might as well
find food anyway.

The driver put Goat on ice
in the back.

Goat’s body is exposed
to hundreds of chickens.

Someone has Goat for Christmas.

 

from GOAT lies down on Broadway. For more info see here.

A THUNDERSTORM KILLS GOAT [27]

A THUNDERSTORM KILLS GOAT

He dared the lightning,
carrying clamped between
teeth large metal poles.

The first bolt burst a tree
before him. He hooted. The
second scorched the fields.

The third struck the metal
directly. Goat swallowed
the pole, bit it in half.

He stumbled into the overflowing
canal & drowned.

from GOAT lies down on Broadway. For more info see here.