05.12.2014

Selah (for Lisa Fishman)

PSALTER

first second
third fourth fifth
sixth seventh
eighth ninth
tenth eleventh
twelfth
thirteenth fourteenth
fifteenth sixteenth
seventeenth
eighteenth nineteenth
twentieth
twenty first

SELAH

twenty second paper comb
tattoo apostrophe plural
& fewer than orchard oriole
orchard oriole furrow

furrow rows & hands collapse
sisterly quince & Douglas fir
currant throated clover fold
& suddenly light soaks

the comb to seal & measure
as many wasps as will fit
& scold notes northern harrier
medlar clouded sulphur mint

to spot the spots of pollen
& ruby floating twenty third

                                                                        Orfordville, 14:vii:2013

Chuck Stebelton (© 2014)