Coastlike

R. D. Wood

 

Coastlike,

fjords

gullchicks, silvery,

across the sleeptrail

stimuli quanta, otterlike,

the fogs are burning

heavensbeetles

grey parrots

hatchetswarms

and animal-swarms empty, exactly as

blossom

on the rained over spoor

no halfwood anymore, here

winged soaring blackbird

the orange pepperwort

the not-to-be-mentioned prefrost,

there should still be glowworms

 

R. D. Wood first came to Martin Harrison’s work via his criticism and essays. Wood edits for Peril and hosts a reading series with The School of Life. Find out more at www.rdwood.org

%d bloggers like this: