Today I swapped in naturally for needlessly
because why should any dramatic action be judged
causeless if it's still worth mentioning? Or why
should it be judged at all when even a shrug
puts something into the mood? I want these words
to roam like mountain goats in Death Valley,
to be their own reasons with curled horns.
And when in illness, age or avalanche they fall,
I want to know their bones bleach sharp and clear,
in the canyon nobody visits, in the blazing air.