A long time passes—long even in the understanding of stone—and at last Bone feels entitled to speak to Silence. There are prerequisites: proper depth, aridity, desiccation, ph balance, density, and a kind of confidence. No loam: say salt, say dust, say southwest Utah. And when the conversation occurs it is
In 2012, Lance Larsen was named to a five-year term as Utah Poet Laureate. He is the author of four collection of poems: Genius Loci, Backyard Alchemy, In All Their Animal Brilliance, and Erasable Walls. He holds a PhD from the University of Houston.
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For she rides updrafts with scalloped hands, interrogating air.
For in the kingdom of lift, she has few peers.
For she bullies the hawk and drops stones on a snapping fox.
For her trickster ways coalesce into spirals.
For I pine for a Muse so wild with wind.
For she counts murderous drop-