published in Exaltation in Cadmium Red. Guernica Editions, 2012.
[similar to Insomnia by Susan Barbour]
I have waved the worn wooden
wand before you,
demonstrated lush networks of
fortune that have been made lost.
I have brought words shepherded
from valleys, woven from wool,
tapestries plaited in vegetable
dye, grains in grassy hues.
Wise texts built again and again,
through eons and star-speckled epochs.
Minor prophets shaping textiles
out of particle dust.
*sonia di placido