Monday, May 28, 2012

what flavor is your landscape?

the crashbang of wild onions
the keening of cous greens, a
tender shiver of miner’s lettuce - 

the rasty bitter of this, the raw 
straw of that - there are things
you can’t smell but your dog can -

the bitter shine of mouse pee, the
metallic spore of hunting residue,
a world of mess and residue. so -

what flavor is your landscape,
what raucous sound, what
symphony, beyond the bland?