Build me a city and call it Jerusalem

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Make yourself white. Make yourself snow but the black bears trample your landscape like little black dots that show up on x-rays. It is not enough to be a landscape. One must also become the path through the landscape, which is creepy. Truly. 

Filed under Anyway richard siken

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I’d live on the moon probably except I think I’d miss
the moonlight, landscaping craters with clay roses in earthshine
and a reasonable excuse to avoid visiting hours
at the mental hospital. 

Filed under Anyway richard siken

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Detail of the Hayfield

I followed myself for a long while, deep into the field.
Two heads full of garbage.

Our scope was larger than I realized,
which only made me that much more responsible.

Yellow, yellow, gold, and ocher.
We stopped. We held the field. We stood very still.

Everyone needs a place.

You need it for the moment you need it, then you bless it—
thank you soup, thank you flashlight

and move on. Who does this? No one. 

Filed under Detail of the Hayfield Richard Siken

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Detail of the Woods

I looked at all the trees and didn't know what to do.

A box made out of leaves.
What else was in the woods? A heart, closing. Nevertheless.

Everyone needs a place. It shouldn't be inside of someone else.
I kept my mind on the moon. Cold moon, long nights moon.

From the landscape: a sense of scale.
From the dead: a sense of scale.

I turned my back on the story. A sense of superiority.
Everything casts a shadow.

Your body told me in a dream it's never been afraid of anything.


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Everyone could see the way his muscles worked,
              the way we look like animals,
                            his skin barely keeping him inside.

Filed under crush richard siken Little Beast