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Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Eighty Degrees

white butterfly
dancing albino speck
tiny hanky
the swiss chard
there in the entero-system I imagine it cool
pale sweet pea snows
wild radish lakes
on a day like this your thirst is easy to identify with
at five o’clock
eighty degrees of
wild July fire-and-jewel spectrum
humming bird
goat bell
bluejay feather etc.
but what about the other
the regal monarchs?
what about the frogs?

They’re back in muddy February
“in mothballs”

Trochilidae (hummingbirds): from Ernst Haeckel: Kunstformen der Natur, 1901

Ensifera ensifera (detail): Ibid.

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