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Location: Lawrence, Kansas

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Dog Days

The sea that left this place

dry & chalky

ages ago

returns every summer, and

Billie’s singing from a phonograph

willow weep

for me

passes through the screened window upstairs

2 houses down, settles

on the ear

dense & languid as the air

when the pressure drops & even

the tao index is falling

heat waves in the eyes of

Cyrus the Dog

of Rhode Island Street

who lies in a heap

at the curb

on the seabottom

in the shade of a blue

Ford pickup truck and

Einstein’s brain nods in

an alcohol solution in

a jar on a shelf in

Wichita, Kansas

while the Local Dog chews

on the neckbone of platecarpus

are you Serious?

nothing to do worth doing
except the occasional visit to

the catalpa


lift a leg

sniff again

this is the life