this season is full of nothing
& nothing is as heavy

torrents obscure white dashes
wilderness bisected so

we could connect to we
on either side new species

brook along babeling
canticle nothing
chorale nothing
anthem nothing

Father Christmas bursts through cokeflame
singed & sooted to deliver his verdicts

incandescent yet another year
we beg: coal, coal

yesterday’s forest afire
breath it in breath it out

smoglike greyness
letter nothing
phoneme nothing
pronoun nothing

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