Raw Seed Catalog

March 29, 2010

For example, take these two:
a whale breaks through the surface sea;
a seed begins to germinate,
a seed so singular we need
parthenogenesis just to predict
its title—the Tomato Oracle;
it breaks into another clear surface too,
like the one heaven should have, if only
—only—there was heaven…
Acts of fruition find variety
in just that transfer of raw energy.

I urge you to find the opposite other.
For example, a whale
blows through a ray of sunshine in
deep water; the light pulls him to
the surface, rips the surface.
Is energy transferred? There are many
varietals in the Oracle family…
the Red Leviathan, the Vindaloo,
the Ketchup King all come to mind…
So, yes, energy in both veins and rays.
Yes, take the seeds, all of them, yes.

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One Response to “Raw Seed Catalog”


  1. “So, yes, energy in both veins and rays.
    Yes, take the seeds, all of them, yes.”

    the positivity echoes like a sing-song in those “yes”s. it’s difficult to find something so affirmative these days – most poetry nowadays, mine not excluded, uses the no and never forms of spectrum.

    really enjoyed this poem and thanks for vising my page 🙂


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