how to recognize change

Clouds scud by the moon and patches

of light appear in the snow-seeded clouds.


Greater temperature variation does not mean

we get nicer weather.


A dictionary of nerve endings bloom in

your lower back, you hum


when I touch you there, you say

the world stops.


How long will dead plastic cups poke

out of the first snow?


A baseball player threw a chair into the stands,

hitting a woman’s nose, snapping the cartilage.


Do you know

when things change?