Rose Mary Boehm


  Underwater freedom tree,
islands disturb the smooth flow of air,
create ripples downwind of the obstacles.
Cloudless sulphur in the southern states.

Flowers with long tubes,
cordia, cardinal flower, hibiscus,
and wild morning glory.

Disturbed open areas
parks, yards, gardens, beaches,
road edges, abandoned fields, scrub land.

Waking to the northern lights
and laying root notes bass,
foundation of a chord.

Children of the condor.
Night of the moonlight corn.
Night train filled with letters
until there was praise inside of me.

Return to Contents