how to recognize change
Clouds scud by the moon and patches
of light appear in the snow-seeded clouds.
Greater temperature variation does not mean
we get nicer weather.
A dictionary of nerve endings bloom in
your lower back, you hum
when I touch you there, you say
the world stops.
How long will dead plastic cups poke
out of the first snow?
A baseball player threw a chair into the stands,
hitting a woman’s nose, snapping the cartilage.
Do you know
when things change?
Published online March 11 2007.