The empty soup bowl. A treeless knoll.

Empty pockets. A hangerless closet.

Empty folds of deep sofa. The spool 

without thread. A treadless tire. A cloudless 

sky. A dry lake. Empty nests. 

A faceless moon. An empty hand. 

A handleless rake. Nights with-

out rest. A songless voice.

Not moist sand. Not strong enough.

A body that no longer spoons.