From what place and to what purpose
does a wind come and knock over
this near empty Barqs can?
What is certain is that the pine trees
and palms ignore each hybrid
more than each hybrid the pine trees and palms.
All noon long that patch of cloud,
has been occupied with sunlight
while from North Carolina arrives the headline:
Teacher Writes on Student Test, "20% For Being a Loser."
May the sun place its light directly
on the Charlotte-scalp of that child
as dark clouds mount Eugene's supple ridges.
Holy's the difference between feeling
what has travelled many millions of miles
and what hasn't.