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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