from every/day


E.J. McAdams

7.14.07 (walking to Manhattan from Jackson Heights with a quote from photographer
            JoAnn Verburg that was in today’s Times)

                                                        trees

                                       change

                  rather

slowly
         ::
                  every
                            time
                                                 I went to the olive orchards

                                                                                                I felt that

                                                                                         it

                                                                                was
                                                 my
                                       job

                            to
                                       try
                                                 to
                                                        figure
                                                                  out

                                                                                how not to know

                                                                                                            ::
                                                                                          PLEASE

                                                                  DO

                                                        NOT

                                       THROW

                            GARBAGE

                  IN THE

GARDEN

          THank
                  You!
                            ::

                                       sapsucker
                                                        holes
                                                                  white
                                                                                birch

                                                                  bark

                                                 among

                            Noguchi

                                       sculptures
                                                 inside
                                                        outside
                                                                  inside
                                                                                outside
                                                                                         the
                                                                                                very
                                                                                                            Earth

                                                                                                ::

                                                                                         low

                                                                  tide

                                                 riprap

          cormorants

                  largish
                                       rusty-red
                                                        dragonflies
                                                                                         feed
                                                                                                on

                                                                                                            what

                                                                                                my

                                                                                         eye
                                                                                can’t

                                                                  see

                                                        but
                                                                  is
                                                                                         obviously

                                                                                there
                                                                  ::

                                                 more

                                       elated

                            than

                  imagined
                            rising
                                       into
                                                 air
                                                        on the tram
                                                                                cable
                                                                                         swaying
                                                                                                            clouds

                                                                                                crossing
                                                                                         some
                                                                  fine
                                                 line
                  pavement
          street
river
          tradition