Poetry Archives Bio
June 30, 2004
5:30 PM
smoke signals
To Patrick Kearns

listening
to just the right
           music
nodding
 emphatically
   yes yes yes
 to the singer's
 questions

i straighten out
 my taut blanket
  over the fire
 in my hands

 straightforward
  like ash and
cinders
   i send
    smoke signals
  up to the sky