Friday, July 22, 2005

Dress Rehearsal: Phoenix Song II (haiku braid)

I Name as Invocation


shapeshifter; dappled
daughter of ash, luminous
sister of fire; story-

stalker, wordtwirler
tumbling from a nightshade sky:
star-hearted poet



II Name as Promise


unpaid bills,coffee
cups, appointments, flat tires...
at the grocery

choice of vegetables
for a cheap month's-end supper:
voluptous bell

peppers glow like lamps;
bloodveined curly chard, white carrots -
ordinary grace

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