Jumpseed leaf (linked verse sequence)

jumpseed leaf
through bifocals
hole after hole

vireo holding forth
on a verse from vireo

cool breeze
under my shirt
another forest

the gray stain left
by a crushed mosquito

stiltgrass roots
made for walking
all over

ice cubes slowly stop clinking
in my thermos

blackened stump
from the 19th century
such soft moss

two freight trains passing
in different keys

that old man
in the bathroom mirror
sky gone white

watching my boot
crush a mushroom

from their own skeletons
a worried song

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