The Great Fires1996The fox pushes softly, blindly through me at night,between the liver and the stomach. Comes to the heartand hesitates. Considers and then goes around it.Trying to escape the mildness of our violent world.Goes deeper, searching for what remains of Pittsburghin me. The rusting mills sprawled giganticallyalong three rivers. The authority of them.The gritty alleys where we played every evening werestained pink by the inferno always surging in the sky,as though Christ and the Father were still fashioning the Earth.Locomotives driving through the cold rain,lordly and bestial in their strength. Massive waterflowing morning and night throughout a citygirded with ninety bridges. Sumptuous-shouldered,sleek-thighed, obstinate and majestic, unquenchable.All grip and flood, mighty sucking and deep-rooted grace.A city of brick and tired wood. Ox and sovereign spirit.Primitive Pittsburgh. Winter month after month tellingof death. The beauty forcing us as much as harshness.Our spirits forged in that wilderness, our minds forgedby the heart. Making together a consequence of America.The fox watched me build my Pittsburgh again and again.In Paris afternoons on Buttes-Chaumont. On Greek islandswith their fields of stone. In beds with women, sometimes,amid their gentleness. Now the fox will live in our ruinedhouse. My tomatoes grow ripe among weeds and the soundof water. In this happy place my serious heart has made.
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