an experiment in permaculture poetics






in the small cave of


the wound, the ground


is bitter and tangled but


we there uncover







your mouth


your voice


a history that cannot decide



we are part of


a patchwork


now the trees are


winged creatures



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 Twelve. 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 Twelve.

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