rewriting landscape.


Glenn Bach

from Atlas Peripatetic



far west, the Port
                      or Angel’s Gate

                                           a fog siren sounds the distant west,
                                           the angel of sound
                                           a nebula horn

                      markers and horns
           dot the water map

                                the symbol and the horn

degrees magnetic, both
                      stone jetties, one to port
          bottom dotted with wrecks

silt sometimes sits in the channel
                                with round yellow cans

                                                                  rank warm air current it holds,
                                          inside the waterway time it sits sometimes,

tie up there, slip
                      or end-tie


                                                                  the song of the wind and the trees

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