here is a rock
or a line through a name

here is glass
or a curtain of dust

here is July
an altered object

kindling here
the letter X

is amplified sound
or a page on a screen

a speaker recorded
a message here

here is tobacco
the exchange of signs

promises goods
perhaps causing pain

here is a word we cannot
and here is the furnace

where we feel rich
the landfall the plant

here is July
our meat

here is laughter
the match the lighter

the fluid an army
the blink of an eye

still looking for noon
in other people’s tents

here is smoke
what we meant by alms

here is the bonfire
here it’s redder than