~free versification



come now, observe

the intimate connection between salt

and wounds

          shadows and light




examine each pale inch of flesh

or moon

and discover there are a million miles

of nerves

that navigate a disguise



trellis the juxtaposition in ivied words

unwind kite-strings of forepoets

to sail paper vestiges a century’s




and when the sun goes down after a day

          of no sun

let it be neruda’s syllabic prowess 

to suddenly interrupt my sky



how he frays clouds

from chalk-fingers

and scribes south american stars

into poetry


©  lori hamilton

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