near life (experience)

you’re deep in shit
code warrior
in a house in a house in a house

drenched with blood
then dried and
powdered with galaxies

when will you
stir
blind man?

when will you
chew cigarette hills
choke on bison up to their dewlaps in honey?

or smell daylight
bookcases of it
ready for fingering

can you hear the automobiles
pass in the rain?
once you were carried in one

something warm like a woman
sat next to you
spoke mother words

deep in the dark
they curve
you remember…

angels and crows crowd hills
and midges circle
it’s late afternoon

you touch lichen
eat snow
but you thirst

for more than the sun
you’re deep in grace
code warrior

blind man
balloon
automaton