an experiment in permaculture poetics






dead legends puncture the sky


             and you're in another century


             & still see windmills



perform the quick-summoned wind


            an image as an after-image




the difference between dust and                       


the wheels of your eyes


                                                has melted


                                                into a single organic being


                                                indigenous as bark




(or if the universe comes to a sudden halt


what kind of accident would it take to let that happen?)





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 Three. 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 Three.

For past issues of Spiral Orb: archives

For more on Spiral Orb and for the submission period for Spiral Orb Four, see What Is.