an experiment in permaculture poetics






in the orca night


          the earth tides and the sea tides rise and subside


to the place where


          destined to pull from the skin


again and again


          rings around


knowledge in our bodies


          measurable by the cadence of stars


a place to live in, inroad


          for the travelers tempted to move on


no, not the world, but maybe


          oceans pressed into leaves





Spiral Orb is an experiment in juxtaposition, interrelationships, and intertextuality—a cross-pollination. This opening poem composts fragments from each of the pieces in Spiral Orb Fourteen. Standing also as the table of contents, each line is embedded with a hyperlink to its original poem. Once at each poem, you will find links to the other poems in Spiral Orb Fourteen.

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