by Jane Mead
The air is solids and non-solids.
The person is solids and non-solids:
Solids and non-solids all the way down.
Halo of leaves. Aura of notes.
No kidding. All the way down.
Forgotten and not forgotten.
Candle. Matches. Needle. Down.
The old-fashioned stream remains.
Lost. Lost. Loster. The mind
saying loster all the way down.
Pink down of the barn-owl.
Wing crushed in mud. The road ditch.