As the wind unscatters me
Spindle hurricanes unwind
Direction from my horizontal eye
Blow down the ocean’s fences
And approach my wreckless remnant
Bones bedenizened by birds:
Or contrive a moment from
Whatever sheaf of breath remains
To edge a word along a wind-left wall.
From Tau by Philip Lamantia and Journey to the End by John Hoffman, edited by Garrett Caples © 2008 by City Lights and Nancy Peters for the Estate of Philip Lamantia. Reprinted with the permission of City Lights Books.