Tuesday, January 4, 2011

La Paz

La Paz

On the high Bolivian salt flats
there is tribesman who builds crystal cones
that are mountains on the dry waste.

His body is lithium
and in electric presence
are shaped the winds and waters
of the new world.

For fellow wonderworkers
whose tasks are smaller I say:
hold self as humble as that god
on the salt flats who molds the waters,
who forms the air, whose breath shapes the wind.

[EAC copyright 2011]
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