DAVID RUSHMER

THE RADIANCE

diffused radiance
my book of skin.

spills out from the body

forms a second skin,
obedient to
itself

a shining mist
the scattering of light
invisible forms

kind of richness,
There is another

tradition of hostility
airborne

where the radiant
broke out from objects

where it flows

DICTATE

I

empty body to the skin

begin to flow

to collect the loss
against the mark.

Others

sang of its body.


II

I heard the rain
spoken


from breath
the only organ