torus

john martone

samuddo / ocean 2012

torus copyright © 2012 john martone samuddo / ocean ISBN 978-1-300-39750-2

torus

an island... –dhm 25

overalls what’s left of hurricane

7

a hurricane comes & there’s a childhood

a hurricane comes & it’s old age

8

hurricane a good nail-pull

9

a great tree fell on that rooming house

10

that room all its windows after a hurricane

11

lucky that tree fell parallel

12

hurricane doesn’t touch that split-rail fence

13

hurricane all mother remembers

14

mother the white pine’s pink inside

15

you cut up that white pine – it sweats

16

blood washes from your arms pine sap won’t

17

sister gone & now her dogwood too

18

hurricane’s edge – so much for words

19

hurricane this is my parents’ house!

20

as many rings the fallen pine & you

21

white pine dogwood arbor vitae cherry maple extension ladder

22

once again roof’s a tree

23

sawdust it’s all one boat

24

chain saws too hurricane’s torus

25

seagull’s wingspan taking measure

26

upper arm dogwood stump

27

rocking chair – you’ve been here before

28

mother’s blue slipper – such a journey

29

some days spoonsful of soup

30

keeps talking about upstairs isn’t any

31

after a hurricane

looking & looking

32

from O.E. segl, obscure origins

that island road you remember not of this world

35

hillside cave above harbor harbor

36

w/ them no need to speak nothing happens

37

maybe they’re just patterns – falling light ... they don’t disturb a thing

38

out of time all this time waited for you

39

others somewhere around you feel welcome

40

they don’t have names neither do you

41

bare masts wood blocks sailboats empty in what wind

42

shapes of wind in sail look human

43

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