Poems

Convolutions of Calves’ Brains

IMG_2306“Normally this formation weathers out along high, narrow, and short ridges that in airplane view resemble the convolutions of calves’ brains.”

–Oklahoma Geological Survey, Beavers Bend State Park Guide Book XI, 1963

The Choctaw knew this land,
Knew the way it could be lived on,
The way it could be wasted
–as a kill is wasted for sport
–as a life is wasted, as is the tree, as is the heart. Continue reading “Convolutions of Calves’ Brains”