Three

sky
One

The door
the door
empty now
gone birds
gone spring
gone sun
now just cloud
now just white
gone white
gone bird
gone song
light gone
singing gone
gone entrance
gone morning
gone morning
chatter
gone bird
gone snow
gone over
me
gone me
gone thought
last glimpse
gone bird
what is gone
gone me
gone bird
long gone
gone before
open gone
land land
sea sea.

Two

Big hair
cigar tooth
boarded up
garbage pile
kitchen light
split door
old perfume
feathers in
the corner
dish soap on
the wall
licorice smile
time warp
still moving
I’ll try
one
more
day

Three

An opening
slowly closing
last night
a totem rising through
frost
enough jokes, please
love is service
I am a worthy
neighbor carrying
you home, a slice
through your heel,
hands flat as skillets,
striking
the snow
one foot
then,
the other