Savage Baggage

Contents

I

First Waking   

 11

Woodpecker   

 12

Portrait   

 13

Not Being Romantic   

 14

Looking Back at the Sky   

 15

It Does It   

 16

No Water   

 17

Grabbing Flies   

 18

Note   

 19

Sun, Rain, Moon, Pain   

 20

Patch of Grass   

 21

Late Everything   

 22

Nomadic Lullabyes   

 23

II

Fare Well   

 27

Adam Writing Home   

 28

Right There in the Parking Lot   

 29

Pacific Morning   

 30

It Happens Every Year   

 31

Like a Sign   

 32

Thought of Something Else   

 33

Birth   

 34

Whole Way Down   

 35

III

Pecking at Nothing   

 39

My Dog, My Heart   

 40

Bare Branches, One Crow   

 41

I Did   

 42

Looking at Recent Pictures of Ourselves   

 43

All the Way to the Ceiling   

 44

IV

At the Viet Nam Memorial   

 47

48 Channels and a VCR   

 48

Out Here   

 49

What To Wear   

 50

Something Thick and Pliable   

 51

V

Spring Migration   

 55

Bare Board   

 56

A Decent Happiness   

 57

Square Inch   

 58

Steam   

 59

Bad Mule   

 60

Captious Will   

 61

And Then   

 62

Pine Siskins, John Sloan   

 63

Things Light Finds to Be   

 64

Something Without Name   

 65

Last Poem   

 66