nations are competing to re-walk on the moon
bottle the unseen water       I can see the moon
this morning tucked halfway in the doubtless
blue sky            blue is the thing in itself
while the moon carbon copied is the naming of it

                                     I don't always see a point
wording around words    
                                     my brother considered
erasing our father from his name weeks ago
but didn't see how that would alter the present
by way of the past

in the news there's a quantity to the grief
numbers of deaths        acres of land

                                     California named after
              some myth about dark Queen Calafia
ruling dark ladies on an island east of Asia

every time a hawk flies over I say wow
and point like its mine

what is the word for this blue so blue
you consider the idea of purple