Valerie Coulton
passing world pictures
$7.00
33 pages
2002

     root of a plant
                                             to fasten

     derived from twisted wisteria
                                   to prevent slipping

     in the night     fixed by one star

     then another

               which requires a waistband

     distinctly Japanese

                         sea-pine, jade, coral

an arm or leg perhaps

                         or that moon overfull

     spilling ivory