We presume affliction by census,
requires no faith.
Is the roofless house a home? When you call
who answers? The vulture
spreads its wings
but remains on post. Shifting,
I note minute of angle, windage. No
regrets, only tension. Breathe in. Exhale.
“Gaza” first appeared here in July, 2014, and is included in my chapbook, If Your Matter Could Reform.