Volume 28, Number 1

Attention Is Infinitesimal

As the bird to the burgeon, so
the dunned to the dungeon
each verbal geometry
births, from its terms, a universe
as parallel to justice as ours.
Here, now, with birdless
leaf-shoots asserting gravities
of green-gold, the debt collector
for Wells Fargo leaves
his next stop for tomorrow.

—Michael Jones