Goliath is struck by the stone.
The stone turns into a bird.
The bird sings in her window.
Time is absurd. It flows backward.
It is married to the word.
This is the window of the giant’s eyes.
This is the bird singing alone.
This is the river of forgetting.
This is the chosen stone.
This is Goliath’s widow.
from All Time is Past Time by Ruth Stone