How unstable and old he is now.
Lion, like God, has snacks sent up
by means of a pulley. Although
you can never master the deep language
Old man Harvey, with his thick specs and polished shoes
shouting trespassers, yet offering us a penny for collecting
his waspy pears.
My daughters have lost
two hundred and thirty-six teeth
They possess so many skills: they can
The smallest human bone in the ear
weighs no more than a grain of rice.
She keeps thinking it means something
but probably is nothing.
Not even our eyes are our own . . .
- Frederico Garcia Lorca, The House of Bernarda Alba
I want to tune in to the surface, beside the mayfly
listen to how she holds her decorum on the skin of the pond.