BREAKING THE SPELL
Syntax gives over to a dry sound,
pool, the net of stars fixed
with rain, and the aftertaste of olives
This, the evenings parable:
"Breaking the Spell" was the first poem I completed in my endeavor to write a poem a day over 30 days. The odds and ends of it had been floating around in my notes and consciousness for months, and needed just that sort of discipline to be pinned down on the page.