3 times


it is time

time to vanish

like silk


to float out

on the backs

of thirty or

forty nights


and pluck fruit

off the tree of

sixth sense.




it is time

time to accept

this indigenous



when all


turn to pulp


time to drift

beyond our deep-

est curfews


ashes cannot

be practiced.




it is time

time to let

our roots

go blind;


it is time.



- Peter Schwartz