Becoming Weather, 21

Chris Martin

 
                    I was out interviewing clouds         amassing
                    the notes of a sky pornographer    while patches
                                             of the city subnormalized
by fear of fear            like a reef bleaching closed
                    I took to the streets
                              looking for a human velocity
              feeling                 disequilibrium
                                         heavy in the abundance
                             of summer light
                                                       the silent apathy
              of stars     which is neither
                                              silent nor apathetic
I             am       becoming                 weather
                                                                                 and
              I don't
                               plan on doing
                                                                      it alone
 
Copyright © 2011 by Chris Martin. Reprinted from Becoming Weather with the permission of Coffee House Press.

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