The sky can remember
another more tangled lover
more green and sweet
and somewhere under all
this hot gray stone
somewhere under all
this symmetry of hardness
the earth is singing
seeds of dreams
relentless notes
of weeds
and unborn wildflowers
waiting to bend
the perfect lines
of this dying civilization

© 1986 J.L.Stanley
The sky can remember
Marsh Flowers © Chris VenHaus
labyrinth poems