The Ground Beneath

Not surprising the way
she points to what a word
refers to

semantic structuralism
revealed the way slightly
warmer weather

uncovers toes she knows
gives expression as in
a conductor’s baton

flexing the muscle
ambulatory story time
the trees listen to

vowel exclamation
the entire windowless
world an echo

somehow manifest
this wordless smile
the hand taking

a photo caught
reflected in iris
you knew this

of course