We Interrupt This Program
(rain & snow blowing like lit numerals)
Still seems of another Century
But despite her disability, retardation, she’s got a high enough sense of Ceremony
Tilting toward the Father’s holy waters
She struggles to make human sounds but sounds like a small trapped animal.
Her daddy pins all his hopes on her:
the apple-red & whittle-white wood pooling
But she holds her flock high in milky air
like her track suit.
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* Fragile X syndrome is the most common genetic form of mental retardation
At Season’s End, sleep is all
after the children
after the people seen off
hear weathers shift gears:
hear tht high hum
which puts the red-alert on:
logs & sawmills
All the world is a dome of lit burnt copper
Women & children wear borrowed finery, lampshades for hats & they
A circle-saw takes a white disc from sky.
Lickety-Split. Knock down all nine pines
can’t come down: you can almost see the filament glowing. You can see
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