why do we live with animals?

  1. I collage with Noah
  2.                            in sculptural physicality
  3.              talking take tongue
  4.                            so note becomes like others, nuts
  5.                                         and not for the reason we walked here
  6. hare light of executed paths rejoin
  7.              &because and for/after crater path
  8.                                         must count the night we came moon to
  9.                            and seen
  10.              before light the after glow of eclipse
  11. yr beauty crisped rocks
  12.                                         lava in might of
  13.                                                      fur creature smothers
  14.                                                                   dried lips and parsing
  15.                                                                                                                 so many your knowing
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  26. as happening can’t happen
  27. man silent about his era, house fires in the dry season, long clouds little slippers on blue. mileage/roads connect bearing again likening lights, flowers scarce, bottled milk running down my leg, where you took me, purple nightmare, a drive.
  28. what confidence in a cabin: plugging Thoreau’s timbers, a vast hole to sleep in, a large T on the sand floor, where they built a school, dampened by tar, spilled and washed from above.
  29.              dragged toilet bowls
  30.                                    circle/creosote/choked
  31.                                                                           plot/homesteaders
  32.                                                                                              wish/dropping/freefalling/objecting
  33.                                                                                              palms and liquors/numbers 29 & 49
  34. then initials, new, names drawn from LARGE alphabets, so writing’s not wet, books do not mold, scraped, boulders, with cacti and sodium bushwhacking like sand.
  35.              no knowledge in maps
  36.                                         outdated, folded sets
  37.                                                                   usually snowcapped peak
  38.                            insistent song dulls the brain
  39.                                                      breaks the gourd of night thought into smashed melon.
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  50. my asshole ached on the Hollywood sidewalk, far away from the time of first fucking. missed that possibility, what fruit is this? porcelain shell, custard yellow lining, long tongue eviscerates the flesh, thin and bare and not nearly enough. walking, past Christian school and atv track.
  51. the desert gnome can’t be seen today, not ever, to make art without need for heat, but shivering chilled, body consuming alarming firewood rate. I came new frolic away to be queered and red.
  52.              earthquake drag derelict buses/vans
  53.                                         road runner scooting, helium balloons
  54.                                                      marks dine on some kale
  55.                                                                                 ever popular
  56.                                                               poplar shake lingers, dead, a miner’s paradise
  57. some stones might be removed, the crinkle too loud
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  68. I marked on long sloping valley a gathering of colored tents where people wait for the future to arrive. I want to stack bricks in a line, the wall of oleander thin now, waiting for rain. did you sprint away in a dark blue dusk? duck, hiding beneath covered picnic benches alongside the county route with a couple of sixes.
  69. long pass and flowing train
  70.                            I flattened a coin for you
  71.                                                      motel room gas
  72.                                                                    heater ripped from the wall
  73. as a child, I led people into the rock valleys above. the missing man found in wash. I could not find the body, ranch with dry tank. people swimming in the old photos, cattle ran here in wet years. cry and then alone, Mojave, where we were, in homestead.
  74. certain stories in the West are so new.