Thursday, May 1, 2008

Breath by Michael H. Brownstein

If the tree between buildings breathed
Animosity among its leaves.
If skin color were different kinds of air.
If photosynthesis contracted itself
Through song. Why does the mudslide cover
That river and not the one nearby?
How does a fish breathe on land
And a human underwater?
In the exchange of gases, what is a tree?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Michael, this makes me think to look at what is not there but what could be. Gloria