Black Hole

I tried to light the emptiness a dozen billion years; I'm tired of burning now. My incandescence dies. Out of the changes in my heart neutrinos rise and swarm, preparing to carry away my will to be warm. They fly. I                 im plode folding down upon myself like a detonated building more inward than imagination. […]

Big Bang

In                                         nothingness the ur-point explodes mattering violently shattering vacuum into         spaces. Suns     plummet     incessantly     away, spacetime swirls into temporary planets, order is hurled into entropy. Occasionally carbon cools and catches atoms, forges chains and rings in chaos -- then the double helix forms, a local departure from the Laws; fingers […]

something

if on the odd occasion something stoops to sweep aside your granite benchmark boil your sleeping shadow's guts and leave you with a burnt medallion if this thing blinks out of a shot-through animal eye or if it wakes from tickled loins or in the judgement of your ape or in the nightmare of your […]

Swallow Dog

I trip on the shadow of some black Other fluttering in the corner of my eye. It is not unfriendly, it wished only to remind to write what I have seen. I saw in the same twilight minutes ago, swallows skimming the surface of a reedy pond. They convinced me not to look directly at […]

Coho

The call caught them all across the Aleutians. In the middle of scooping krill they heard the sound of a wordless shiver tickling skein and milt. They eased to South. They ate hard across the huge current slashing herring ritualistically in a dance of secret steps. As each found far out a tiny scent of […]

Steelhead

Quicksilver flash, in the reel's screech you rush from your green shadow into this rare air -- splash me to shock. You came here shrewd and wild home to this river not to eat hooks yet now we meet. Dance with the spirit of Poseidon against the persuasion of split cane -- soon, lovely alien, […]

The Rise

Between the watercress and the dream, Salmo trutta, you and I leap for a moment from this stream, cracking the factual shell of my eye. Out of the blink-held glitter of your gills you lift my vision to the deeper flow of another, wilder spring that spills echoing through the cosmos from the rock below. […]