Excoriate

 

 

The sap smell of dragonflies

living by the wetlands, we

do not call it a swamp

where the ocean incursions is met by

the slack drain pool of recessed water

its a complicated system or bi-system were informed, its

long mulched grasses, insects,

throat-y birds

whom one may hear their interesting cries

deep at night, and crickets, the posting of

volumes of air, cold water, warm,

the nearby sand wedged highway

everything a colossal, and the re-emerging

of soils, tar sands, petroleum outcroppings,

you wear tall rubber boots, or go bare legged, seeing

the wet tule reed desert, the cattails,

the still

film glossed

sun.