July 23

From the first ten pages


Twisted oracles swaddle the spirit reflected in flamingoes that ignite

Spontaneous sacrifice stumbles into stifling mystery

Sulky intricacies reflect deepening providence

Unspeakable mountains with gratuitous vigor cruelly vanish

Malicious water pummels absorbent blue elusiveness

Continuous dissolution absconds deflating the horizon


(An Abstract Poem)

Inspired by words found in the first ten pages of the first chapter of The Pilgrim at Tinker Creek By Annie Dillard.