“THERE’S NO THROUGH TRAIL” —HAN-SHAN, TRANSLATED BY GARY SNYDER
/ Waveform

Waveform

by Alder Geshem

         dark birds
      far over
   the ocean

an invisible
   cord runs
      the length 
         of their line

             geese as
                aggregate 
                   moving in
                      waveform
                         in response
                            in meeting 
                               headwind

Alder Geshem

About Alder Geshem

Alder Geshem has worked in the woods, on the sea, and as a news reporter; and published poems in Pithead ChapelToyon, and the High Plains Register.

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