parrot fog telemetry

prudent or not
at this jungle-juncture
of north-south-east-west
some new world order
asserts itself

not out of design
but emergence
a signal arises
from the noise
and later
outside the window
it arrives
in the form
of wild beasts
and voluptuous vines

foreign gardeners
pinch back the sprawl
so that it may redouble
to reclaim the realm

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when the world was more
ruled by the season
the velvet antlers

a secret breath
of shared exultation
rooted in the ground
weightless

the sunlight
that was your friend
a melanoma in return
for ripe melons

the afterward
the leaves that run in the ditch
carried by rivers of rain