an experiment in permaculture poetics






forget the future tense


the largest landfill in the world floats


in the principle of least effort




for the weight of the alps on our brain


                            little adding machines


pushing another landscape over the horizon




this is the space just prior


            a single vertebrate


alive, then someone else's




the field's design


right here in the house






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 Six. 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 Six.

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For more on Spiral Orb, see What Is.