Expedition


We discovered a land

of people and birds

and nothing else.

No plants or trees.

No other creatures.

A great expanse

of smooth bare earth.

The people were naked.

The birds flew 

at eye level.

No lower than the eyes

of the youngest child.

No higher than the eyes

of the tallest man.


Dale Wisely





This poem originally appeared on the now defunct RADIANT TURNSTILE website.