All night I dreamed you,
or think I did, color turned
black-and-white cool, fall,
you working our garden,
or so it seemed, lingering over
desert fern, Balsam root
Asian transplant, lilac patch
never quite taken, bruised blue
rhubarb, until fall, on waking,
wore itself out, flora-cum-frost,
season never tough enough
to stay the course,
you past a day.
Dream Wind' was published 2020 (Spirit-of-the-Ram P), 'Ground of This Blue Earth' (Mellen), while 'Everything Speaking Chinese' was awarded Riverstone P Prize (AZ). Work appears in AGNI, American Literary R, Cincinnati P, Mississippi R, New York Q, Phoebe, RHINO, Texas Observer, among others. Recognitions include several Pushcart nominations. EMPTY HEAVEN/EMPTY EARTH, will be published November-December 2022.
Gordon divides lives between Southeast Asia and the Southwest Sonoran Desert Organ Mountains.