Verb Mood Disorders
Coyote ran ahead of the car on the highway.
Where is God? Where is the man?
Subjunctive Mood; to express desire, hope, or demand:
The man, beloved by his hidden family,
wishes that Coyote leave him be.
If he were left be, he would pray to god
instead of haunting Coyote.
Imperative Mood; same as the second-person present tense:
Be the glove over the hand bitten
by any wild animal. Be the voice of
nurture. Record running away.
Slew toward home. Be your phone’s guide
through harvest farmlands.
Breach the empty road’s darkness.
Mania; all three:
glances of headlights, carpets of kindling
in wait to explode in wildfire, sour as sarvis berries,
sticky as junipers. If Grass’ mythic veins breathe the plodded dirt
of a coyote, a kiot, the killed breath of a disorder, would be
sullied by prayer instead of being depicted,
cannot be given reins or bits or the 4H choke chains
made for German shepherds.
Be the swallowed rocks in order
to digest. Its culprit eats the membrane slowly poisoning
itself with its genes and meds. What will become of the
clammy sounds of the noise canceler in the room?