from Thirteen Quintets for Lois
Death arrives as the body's memory,
becomes expression and promissory
note in a generative relation.
Leibniz might point to an aberration,
or scout an asymmetric assumption
for a flowing body, transitory,
an occasion for light's authority.
In Mali, the owner of water finds
a stolen seed and the logic that binds
the mask to its event, depth of matter,
true signature and motive, the flatter
change in direction, all set to shatter
the indivisible and instant lines.
Logic brings no temper to these designs.
Thirteen Quintets for Lois
Flood Editions 2021