I trail my hand in your waters

bones push apart

translucent, malleable a diatom, green algae floats alongside the pike


deep tissue ligament

bathed in blood


Dissolve the duck’s foot gelatin, bathe,

bathe again

dinosaur feather floats deep in the limestone bed










into the sediment: forever chemical seeps through the blood fish liver drifts falls

to time death


to time depth


duck swims against strong stream, paddle on, forward,

to dread mud

to blanket of sudden fear


wings flap frantic


fox maw


drop to fish gullet, toothed tunnel into the shadow

down to chemical blood blanket

my fingertip feels the blood glitch, your alkaline water bite


to rest


feather, skin, now my hand

floats fierce



down stream

this hand this feather my bones lie deep