Friday, January 15, 2021

The first day in the garden, God was
an immigrant who planted gulls

in clouds. Even the smallest
leaflet untangled

solar filaments with prudence
dissimilar to fire.

Did Adam first teach God the word
for sew or word for plunder?

What tenderness people show—it matters
the recipient is visible.

The apple lacked grammar
for red, or fall.

The world pulled it.
It pulled the world back.

Friday, January 15, 2021