stone's throw i learned to measure distances between us with fury. how a fist becomes a landmark. give me all the quartz & i'll find the mirror where i am a butterfly-faced boy. my father told me to go out into the forest & find a rock worthy of his mouth. i searched for years. found sea shells & squirrel skulls. all the while he picked his teeth with wintergreen wood. i would day dream of our reunion. his embrace like greeting a mountain. shoulders & shoulders & avalanche.