Winter 1997 • Vol. XIX No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 1997 |

Five Poems from “Green and Black”

  was volatile rim   owls. just owls   where is the base if his people are starving of one's living?   in first realizing the fact of death one sees inside oneself not as memory or observation. (not with one's mind.) their laboring on gorges—as the reverse or the same—of dawn—is life is nothing.   yet it was so painful that one was turned inside-out.   the interior (which is invisible real action) is interpreted—by its being invisible—there is no other interior than actions.   not dependent on feudal life   even (myself) blind as seeing inside not on the eye, dye which is visible to the outside viewer   half-moon in fact   as it isn't half-moon / dawn   one being on their gorge yet here—as other end of dawn—one is beside red rim and blue of ocean rim on cliff—red rim having no habit   that isn't the dye in one curiously happy—seen inside—imported labor suffering emergence as d

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