2. For a Play Revising Jonah
And so we say that the world issued forth
from wavering stock. It issued forth
from song and from grain and issued forth
from cumber. As a man and his kind
are sometimes beside themselves with hunger.
As a girl who mails away for bees is
all of a sudden tireless. But about perpetuity
let us also remember what Jonah said:
How it’s a clearing wherein all people marvel,
a sweet spot right in the middle of the tongue.