from WOLD


David James Miller





surface rift afternoon current

turns / weather-coded waters

braids chain

of rocks / skies flare sibilant






a weathered photo of weather—

snowmelt among mulched

sepulchral / root system exposed

at fenceline barbed in rust






night vent methane flames

blue transparence

crown of gulls / winter drift

river near dirty grasses






narrow dried ridge / grass russet

an abandoned vehicle rusts

weathered wood over a stream

through low ferns in wind






stem referents sediment / distillate

undergrowth coverage carbon

absorption / consumption at rates





tine stars pinned mute communicant—

translucent season continuous skies








David James Miller is the author most recently of CANT.  His work can be found or is forthcoming in Jubilat, ATTN:, Touch the Donkey, Precipice: Writing at the Edge and elsewhere.  He is editor of Elis Press and SET, a biennial journal of innovative writing.