Saturday, June 23, 2012


chockablock [CHOK-uh-BLOK]
extremely full; crowded; jammed

Salt grains in glass
potted plants, their packed dirt
roots underneath
bricks in a wall 
are the wall
pages bound in an old 
Oxford dictionary
people out the door 
at the end of the end of it all
champagne, popped and poured
fatted suet in a caged feeder
great-gob grape bunches 
the constellations and their 
constellations blood vessels 
ant colonies avalanching, the hurry
fire hydrant geyser in Brooklyn, 
the jubilant children
tadpoles in shallow pools
blood escaping the wound
rice in a burlap sack
fruit flies on a split plum
apples in a press