Marjorie Welish


The World Map

Prospect in readiness, together with
the annexation of processes,

landslides or pure lyric
by which to complete the fragmented prayer "as intended."

Dumping gravel
                                 on emancipated frontiers ...

If H. B. really were
darkening a bildungsroman of irony, he would say of R.R.
he is second,
                              that he is the second most interesting philosopher,

or that the tenderness of located
skimming stones
                                   across pain and dust

"helps us get what we antecedently decided."

A landslide
                          idling in the mirror . . .