Poet Jeffery Beam

That Night

That body                 tree on a misty hill
That facefawn with dark eyes
That full moonsurrounded by evening skies
That hourpavement ending in dust
That grassgreen with summer's black-green
That nightcoming over us with its breath
That soundcrickets singing at eye level
That bodyme on the ground with their song
That bodyanother touching me with fire
That fireround as the moon burning as the sun
That facefawn with dark eyes
That youspeaking in tongues unknown and green
That soundcrickets singing in my ear
That bodytree on a misty hill

From The Beautiful Tendons, manuscript.

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