DESCRIPTION OF LANDS
We were in a foreign land. Falling out of oblivion. It was hickory smoked.
here _____ voices like loose sugar
Imagine the valley breathing—lungs filled with smoke—deep inhales & long exhales to match.
yellow or primrose or Arabian
go on &
but if you blink too fast
with the cleverness of a crow
as if spring flowers
Much of the inspiration and imagery for this poem came from various dreams as fragments. The process involved collaging the fragments together. The poem went through several iterations before finding the final composition.
"loose sugar" is borrowed from Brenda Hillman's book titled Loose Sugar.