Proun (first)


You seek a mobile home in him, yet space rises before you; you linger in the rift.

A patriarch pulls down the truck bed.

A house with rock wall beside the lake distracts the beads.

You look through glass and see nothing shorter.

Boundaries contrast what in the ru(i)n, thin delicate lines, narrow enough to act

as string?

House the song, dissonance mitigated, certain things kept away.

You don’t have to bridge the distance. What falls from the hands.



Chord and boundary might be said to complement one another.

Then they’re Alaska.

The girl, regressed, stands on bow, silences the glacier.



Hurricane remainders blow down makeshift beds.

Cats manifest a disheveled electric.

Tarps, plastic bags, branches—separated but free.

You understand the contradiction by watching wind whip across the land, then turn your back to the window.


Note: “Proun (first)” appeared in Dusie’s Tuesday Poem series, guest edited by Rob McLennan.


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