Thursday, July 2, 1987

CHICKORY, ii

CHICKORY, ii

In a field of chickory,
I wanted to wander
and pluck enough petals
to fill my lap with blue
until the sky came down
to reclaim the patchwork
of its small silken self.

The nonsense we've collected
has all the hidden answers
& we fall into a muddle
of vicious stars.
I am slowly calling
the fallen leaves,
wet with rain faces.

I saw a piece of sky
blow across that field
until there was nothing
left of spring.


7/87  (I don't seem to have an original)
Napa

See Napa State Hospital notes for first draft).


BLUE SILK DRESS

I wanted to wander in the field of chicory 
and plucked enough petals to fill my life 
with blue and the sky would come down 
to see what it had lost, to reclaim a part of itself, 
to reclaim its small silken self


DROUGHT


Roadside Weeds

CHICKORY backstory

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