Mike Kelleher

for Bob

     is an end to mean the edge of
     off the path in turns it into city 
     evicted to higher regions

     is ancient placelessness
     not of every place 
     but arriving late as though he

     had no personae to speak of 
     could not speak of stone but spoke 
     eloquently on the subject of stone 

     is municipal and thank you
     don't do or say anything but listen
     that thing you tore down

     ground to dust in your hands is
     not statuary but I