COUNTRY (No. 1, 57 Sections) 


I sing the generous dead who live with me
companionate their silence fills the still page
of my day

body is deficient loud metamorphic
cannot be long held

yet I praise toward our speechless act
conversations  :  printed




George Washington: :
you have addressed me
in the resonance of your portrait
the marble statue your conscience
a vein in stone pulses
the temple your brain
columns that span rivers