March 2005 / Volume VI / Issue II
Maurice Oliver
Volume Three: Sonic Mulch

Look for it in a subliminal message
of hope that occurs sometimes in the
sound of rusted springs or two tires
popping a wheelie over the centerline-

but also, it helps to imagine it as
that knock-down-dragout clarity often
associated with feathers in an arrow
aimed high or the axe chopping in a
swirl of deaf-tone or any sound that
spends a lifetime arranging things:

the lawn mower leaf blower
fatback drums bass line guitar
wobbling loops serene strings

or imagine it to be the pure 
sledgehammering wind blowing
as some hitchhiker relentlessly
talks your ear off the whole trip.
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