Building Soil (Hexagram 35)
Mark C. Childs
Decades of lint, skin cells, ash
pressed in cesspods, stardrive simmered,
toiled, tilled by cultured microbes,
deep watered, turns to humus –
a cosmos of promise.
Soil develops as does language.
In the last year Mark C. Childs has published 17 poems in 11 different magazines. Mark is the author of the award-winning books The Zeon Files: the art and design of historic Route 66 signs; Urban Composition; and Squares: a public place design guide. He is also the author of Composing Speculative Cities (Analog 2016), a newspaper series, and numerous academic urban design articles. He is a Fulbright Scholar and was on MIT’s international tiddly-winks team.