A contagious confluence, metaphorical hydraulics in chronofluidity, multiple rippling effects.

Location: Lawrence, Kansas

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Driving at Twilight

The pressure drops, the hills

the Wakarusa drop

from under the haze

hedgerows, soybeanfields,

and the graceful necks

of plesiosaurs


visible in the fog

the spirits of this place

warm reptile swans

steer their young out of the marshes

to dip and lunge in

the still water

a sea

300 million years ago


the salt draws up into

the air

fills the nostrils

the body urges

swim swim swim

beyond the headlights

these deep hills.