Sentinel Poetry (Online) #56 ISSN 1479-425X

THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POETRY & GRAPHICS...since December 2002

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Daniel Godston

 

Local, Federal, & International Trade

 

Children move ships out of harbours with their minds.

Mail carriers deliver bundled laments and incantations,

 

birds move twigs and twine to the tallest trees’ highest branches,

monks and nuns send out prayers, mice trade holes for scurrying,

 

& shadows trade secrets about light. Rivers trade eddies

for pebbles, mountains trade runoff  for ravines, clocks trade hours

 

for minutes, visionaries trade ideas for gumption, lovers trade breath

for beauty, & we are trading looks for sounds as our heartbeats

 

trade movement for accent, as our bodies trade sensations

for impressions, as our minds trade ideas for intuition.

Daniel Godston

 

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