for the children of Latournelle
The jetsam gathers here, the violence of trash
flippant from a house, waste—not wasted—used to build.
Who knows what language to use here. We use here. Off-
key singing off mark, sponging trees stretch for the notes.
Arms out, hands out, fingers out. The sun coats us all
as we touch and clap and hold. You put your right foot
in, you put your right foot out, you put your right
foot in. Your right foot, stung large by an obese bee,
the barb pulled from your foot by a wisp of a priest,
ginger, spilling blessings with his reach. A thought of right
to water lost and forgotten like an ebbing.
We go to the well together.