How to explain the nothing feeling
of early morning drive to school?
Still dark in the sky
the boy takes a stand on Hawking’s particle (the elder)
and how all black holes are doomed to evaporate.
The other one — the younger — silent throughout
the arrival . . .
Sweet hugs and waves goodbye.
dying on a heap of dung
your nose once aflame for prey
Odysseus has returned at last
from twenty years away
Allen took a trip down South
hoping for shamans/ god-death visions
—the expansion of his mind
But found instead . . . an anteater
nosing the wall, its enclosure
two woodpeckers and a hawk
six turtles lazing in the sun
tacos and tap water from the market we passed along the way
I see transparent minnows
swimming against the current
and a lost pencil — ( how here? ) —
babbling down the rocks . . .
minnows don’t care
woodpeckers and hawk don’t care
turtles at rest in the sun
the elder and the younger off for more
tacos down Copperfield trail —
cold morning/ central Texas
snow now melting
a likelihood of summer
by end of day