She eats her own form.
Spits out an artery of feathers.
The prey spans old powdery drapery.
a small hole in the body of a bird through which waste or eggs emerge
origin of coordinates
points in a system of coordinates which serve as a zero point
In the missing of small ponds:
a hat, a phone book, an hourglass,
the lack of a reason.
hard curved or pointed part of a bird’s mouth
angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds of a point north or south
The police are a mystery in this legend.
They knock loudly on the door.
They come and go, come and go.
sharp nails on the feet of some birds that kill other animals for food
vertical distance of a point above or below a reference surface
I sweep the broken glass. Put up a plywood board.
The kids huddle. A rope of breath
around each exhalation.
the small soft feathers of a bird
horizontal direction clockwise from the meridian
M. lies awake with a flashlight pointed at the door.
I lie awake with a flashlight pointed at her.
We fall asleep without sleep.
point at the end of a wing
group of natural processes including weathering, dissolution, abrasion, corrosion
A spectral relief in the garden.
I draw inside avium animalia.
I remember something more.
thin layer of skin between the toes of some birds that helps them swim
an image not broken into dots by a photographic screen
The sense of viscera on a wet branch.
We look for our bodies in an infinite line.
I want to thank her for shape.
molted flight feather of a large bird
difference in elevation between two adjacent lines
At the café the girls play us a song.
I keep changing my shoes.
They give me amulets.
set of feathers on the top of the heads of some birds
high water mark
a line or mark left upon tidal flats, beaches, or along the shore of a rivulet