CRECHE SHEPHERDS

April 8, 2017

An imaginary friend, a French kid, he calls

(They  call  the  wind  mistral)

All the Northern winter wind..mistral.

En Francais, one says, Eventhough  baby  jesus…

Creche shepherds are threatened by mistral.

They hold on to their hats, insteada solomnly go

Doffing their fuckin desert chapeaux.

 

mistral

 

 

Still, not still

December 8, 2010

It’s the coldest morning this year

And the Farmer’s Almanac says  this year

There’s gonna be a winter of  ’em

Me,  I won’t mind

I like how loud the  still  is

.

forty years ago a brother from Chicago

called the cold wind

“the hawk”

I wonder if it’s still true

I wonder if  “that muthafuckin Hawk”

is still cursed & bundled against

in the only city cited for its big blow.

BROUGHT TO VIGIL

August 10, 2009

Cicadas  & silver whistling

On Wind I guess, And when there is

Someone waiting

Out there.

 

Put lamp off.

For full day’s offramp

     stops.

 

And wait on

exotic ocean birds,

or rather,  on

certain

surreptitious, tired, ocean birds.