UNFURL THE WORLD TO ME
Assign material :
a moon made of paper, stars cast by bailing wire.
land as skin—
specifically: your cupped hands.
specifically: too many rivers ran to dust.
Run west to the curl of the columbine’s petal.
where they speak of Adam’s ale—
your cupped hands: a ladle.
your cupped hands: a river rising
to a silent bank where the sage-grouse dips its beak—
specifically: the split between
your cupped hands:
the space where summer ends.