–––

landscape of swelling slits: sky and salt
between an inland sea

water evaporates like water
like two is one is three, four

a woman on top of a woman
each within a horizon, which is

the beginning of counting:

heaven from earth

and other difficult distinctions,
salt from water, another

body from water,
sea from inland sea,

independence from supplication

in every body live two urges: flight and death

touch the place they manifest;
there is no more beautiful bone

“Chinese Calligraphy, Character One, Horizon” was published in the 2014 edition of The Labletter.

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