What is the what of talking or

not talking or the yard on

the right side about to become

peonies peonies peonies

their chickens down at the

asphalt edge, fat

forgetfulness, bronze

shuffling food purpose–


a box opens and the past

falls out, mountains and

longing and that time we

stopped writing

letters, started

the truth instead


plants in the ground are

you, and so is the

turn in the bed, my ankle

hooked around a blanket

the coffee bag, the dirty

spoon, an ocean


it says one name

i swallow

it with eggs.