Euclid with Time on His Hands

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Homespun hands, much over-sunned, dappled with patches dark as the parks on obsolete maps, more or less brown or maybe adobe, amber, Apache antelope Aztec Bagdad bamboo beaver beeswax bister Bombay buffalo Burma carob cashew Congo Etruscan Gambia Malay Mecca moccasin Mohawk Rangoon Seminole sherry Siam Sudan teak or tobacco, wigwam, Zuni, buffet of names for shades of the burnished November white oaks, their chlorophyll flown as neighboring maples, petite, Japanese, please in kimonos the sun sets aglow.