Written and read by Tracie Morris
(In appreciation of Ishmael Reed’s I Am a Cowboy in the Boat of Ra.)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
— John 1:1 King James Bible
“…b/l/oh/w win(ds)… b/l/oh!”
— King Lear, Act 3, Scene 2, William Shakespeare
…Oh God (a. coltrane’s sun in-tones)
Oh God (says one coming)
Oh God (sans “o”, they mean (it).
You? Breath-omni? little-chest?)
“O” in Oh & “o” in G-d sans O is one-tone.
Yes it sames. You, tin-eared.
Oh, 1st sound: joy, (at)las/t, ….knowing: globe-tone.
O, 15th note, circle mouth-….wonder, disdain, vague, ….su(r)prise.
ZerOh. Mouth-pivot. 3 skin layers. dank-down-dark de(r)mises
circle-letters, bronzing curlicue black dot, fine-print it.
Your clay-made hearing, you, newly-born. Your ear can’t-ear like cat’s year.
You, Bas/t earshot-jealous: feline-twitches, no-need-turning.
Punto. What do I do? Drive them circles so they dust.
They will, Sirocco, scour. Sands. r/h/ound. Ent(r)ails.
(I see: orbs
My will is my in/ten/t. It’s g – – d. It is firmament-made. Its-firm.
Hole of me is not-me. Its-all. Oh-ve(e)r. And this is why I will win(d).
(c) 2019 Tracie Morris