Big Bridge #10

Export: Writing the Midwest


William Allegrezza



one camel light
and motion
              “to become energy”

a single flow is enough
to start an avalanche

              as though youthful
              energy could
              continue into night

my eyes are open
but i’ve not been able to see
for years.

dark ships

i have grown callous
listening to the wind
over open water

“indeed there is a time”

sports teams      angels               red throats
singers                  rubies                paint
ashes                cars             runways
cedars                   light

as though one is forgotten among bushes with lanterns
on dark nights near ancient buildings where
troupes gather and young art students create
timeless objects aged near bodies aching at a car’s door
for the reciprocal urge for simply a kiss

the eye moves towards oblivion
as if raking a forest for seasonal treats

i stand on top of a bell tower
counting pigeons.

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