After: Ololiuhqui From: Ode to Earthly Delights – Music by: Quercus

I run the river bank through lilies & lavender & rest against the weeping
willow &

remember you speaking of a time in your childhood when there were geese
& ducks & pigeons &

you fed them by hand & the sun cast your shadow long in those days &
when the old man died you left &

came here & fashioned a boat & we met on a Sunday & I swam out to test
your resolve &

you threw me a buoy & reeled me in. It was different then but not today –

when I see your body snared in the willow’s roots / I know there will be no end . . .