Two poems from Chaco Mind


THE MUSIC OF TIME

Chaco Trilogy book cover

It is all one sea,
one sky,
     to the edge
     of the end.

At Pacific's rim off Malibu,
sail boats slicing through a sunny fog,
we watched the waters
swallow Chaco up,
and we could see
          no difference
on the surface of the sea.

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WAITING FOR SHOOTING STARS

for Rini, Jim, Jacki, Marc, Chris, John, Francis, and Ian.

I have never physically been to the top,
star waiting on La Fajada Butte.
But I would not need to be told
how to be
     if they, long ago,
     should find me there in their minds,
a useless dream shape
from who knows where.
I know enough.

     (The sacred
and profane
are sacred.)

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