Nance Van Winckel
Past Life Reading:Record Keeping

And when the house is finally opened and the tomb of
records found, note the cuneiform numerals marking
important dates of some former history that held you.

Note: we can't say when; their numbers are not our
numbers. Back then the embrace of red stone was immense.
And you: you were a carrier.

Past Life Reading:Returning When the River's Shallow

All the words you read indoors hate you. Hate being
cooped up. Outside, there'd be midnight dialogues
with Debussy. Outside, a river's fed by blue streams.
There words pertain.

Once, you were given the gold ink of your dreams.
Its goldness throbbed in your pe