Dear Owl

you have big eyes

feathers that stick in all different directions

you wake up

your panties are funny

You hear

the sounds words make

as they plead for life

that's all that remains

of the language of language

O Owl

among leaves

what is this forest

of "letters," black light

of unintelligible suns

I cannot see

who I am

who you are

the difference between good and evil

the end of human desire

how to tell the truth

and why

Is this my life

Are you in it