BLUE LIGHT
D-PRESS
ELLENSBURG, 1995
Cover Watercolor by Sandra Wilder




BLUE LIGHT


trying to talk of love
I struggle with words
tied to my heart

only afraid love
will end, love
let us be

blissful as bees
in the buzz
of honeymaking

¤

long night
morning sun—
lady in blue
nice to see you

dressed in diamonds
your best suit
ready for business
hardass business

harder than diamonds

¤

a lady in blue
passed through

lilac in winter
a wave of blue air

blue lady, persuade me—
my life goes on
going and going

I watch the moon
on snow tonight
blue light

bright blue light

¤

sunny moon
several shades of blue
a face whose lips say
she loves me

destiny at my fingertips
infinity a little way
beyond the stars—
probably doesn't stop there



SHIFTED


a distortion
in the fog

a man without
form

a man with
one arm

a man with
one lip

an old man
I finally understand



ASSURED


lines of light
run off to the bay

this house—
comfortable

like the face
you live in

there's a medical
clause...

the longest steps
are those to home



BOTANICAL


slanted rain falls
on blank flowers
in a mechanical garden

I have desperation
I walk like a dog
without shifting my gaze



OK


if I can
get up

if not
I'll crawl

all the way
to Australia



HOME


dust piles up
I don't think

we'll ever get
unpiled

we have a full
house

I think we need
four big aces

to go under
our big asses



To Volume 3, Book 1