Xicano by J. Michael Martinez

as light
               shaped by trajectory.

a wind settles in the body.
Echécatl the breath, the flint & spark.
the house of prayers.

I am

when sounds exchange questions
when light enters the lung
when given

the noun:                a variable absence
a law               pinned to a quail's wing.

by J. Michael Martinez

published on poets.org

Montezuma quail by Joe Grossinger via flickr 

photo of the Montezuma Quail by Joe Grossinger via flickr