an experiment in permaculture poetics






receiving bodies into our


            moss fragments in rhythmic


            mitochondria and the eyelash mites


            and tangles of poison ivy



only unrepeatability. the sun


                                  the fold-out street map


                                  the sun was new, snow


                                  brimming with another


                                  itself a tree



come closer sheer light


            such talismans


            delicate silver


            tweezed into blossom



where the last bits of matter cohere





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 Eight . 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 Eight.

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For more on Spiral Orb, see What Is.