Contents

I. Japanese Lessons
Finding
Spoil
Typhoon
On a Bus in Osaka
Roadside Shrines
Memorial Service
The Terms
No Outlet
Hiroshima Memorial
Japanese Lessons
Bugbear
Climbing Mt. Hiei
Thaw

II. Dreamer
Pariah
Confession of the Gallows Tree
Johnny to Frankie
Ariadne in Middle Age
Guerillera
Meat
Houri’s Lament
Dreamer
Forget-Me-Pill
The Jeweler’s Song
Brushfoot
Dancer
Stations of the Cross
The Hired Mourners
The Guide
Long Old Road
Living Will
Seizure

III. Earth Tongue
Geologic Time
Eva Mandala
The Lumberman
My Mother’s Dream
Deer in the Woods
Perseid Shower
Gold Fever
Trouble in Mind
Earth Tongue
Leavings
Part of the Solution

IV. Scriptures
Midrash on Garlic
Seeing the Forest
Heeding the Call
The Accursed
Song of Requisition

V. Observer’s Paradox
Observer’s Paradox
Assisted Living
Work Song
On the Street
In the Forecast
Work-in-Progress
The People vs. Laurent Kabila
Sketch for a Still Life with Saxophone
Self-Portrait at Birth