like her

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

like remembering

a desert, because once it sprawled a sea sweet

depth of daffodils and canopy of clicks and hum, breath stirring on the nape

like knowing

talking drums sound there trivial pursuit

(aged and lost, echoed and emptying into intermittent distance)

Sahara-- from a former word for bright;

Mojave-- a long lost, longer loved queen;

Kalahari-- onomatopoeia for first and final love

like her

making the map

illuminating the lexicon

finding the constellations

cutting history in half