ADD NOTHING TO THE SHATTERED BIRD
Add nothing to your handsclose frame
in possession of beards, arrows,
ahields from mistaken souvenirs.
Add opinion to the stemserious injury
despite waves of illegals eating breakfast
halfway across the international bridge.
Add eyelashes to the earth's surfaceselfish touch
deciphering which lover left,
which beautiful baptism made her return.
Add sequences to your lipsapproved alphabet
jailing the Spanish tongue to avoid
trapping avocados in future encryptions.
Add meditations itching with rapturefunny horizons
colored to amuse the calendars left behind
to assure devastation of the barbed wire.
Add train robberies west of downtown-hungry illegals
stopping the cars and boarding to find
crates and crates of disposable diapers.
Add music to compressed tensiondestroyed ribs
buried by the river to explode when
thousands cross without being turned back.
Add muscular wisdomfaltering ceremonies
giving birth to computerized babies
already dreaming in English and wanting to go back.
Add scanned knowledge with forgetfulnesscries invented
to send a message to hovering bandits
spilling out of your headphoned ears.
Add nothing to the shattered birdlone creature
that resisted the sun when the sun
was the only desert that burned.