another song for america

by lance henson

1987, ISBN: 0-937280-20-8. 64 pages, $5



night suite

the only sound is night

i walk around inside a dream
touching the small faces of things

the heating stove in the living room
lifts up its eyes

looking for winter

another name for dawn

along a thin wafer of horizon
it begins

there is no erasure of night

it is the timeless opening and closing
of a single hand

she was dreaming of water
a small butterfly she flew
along the surface

her wings touching softly the quiet water
wingdust and water mingling

in air stained by the moon

© lance henson 1987