Writing a Sand Thinking

After the gossip one returns to grammar.
Almost to say that speech
                                        compares us
renting that   as a fact the case stands firm
             for what we own.
                                                    Pragma
by relations instance this as
              the index of my slab.  Your
slap at it.
                            The clouds pastiche aubade
Sid’s bakery delivers                                symmetry
inside an adult formula for
Saturdays. Our poppies
in history.

Steve McCaffery, “Writing a Sand Thinking” from Seven Pages Missing, Volume One: Selected Texts 1969-1999. Copyright © 2002 by Steve McCaffery. Reprinted by permission of Coach House Books.
Source: Seven Pages Missing, Volume One: Selected Texts 1969-1999 (Coach House Press, 2002)
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