Frances Presley

Paravane day

                                                for Mary Herivel


gather into the chariot bearing

sing low sweet

parabola in time high emptied windows


way to go

way to go home


or does this show

our ‘general direction of travel’?

(new set of overheads)


here he is at the gate

with his ultimate ticket

leeve mooder, mooder leet me in


never leaving a message

on her answer phone tape


pause b_______


overgown gathers dust

testing gradual perfect sight


notation spot lights flash across and over

coming to light under your fingers


a slight undulation

at the western most edge

one in ten

seeing light in rain waves


coral cantor in a minor key

love, mum




9/2 Prose of the Jubilee


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