||i. A book of dirt : Kingdom animalia ; Elegy ; Abuelo, mi muerto ; Dear Minnie, dear ms. ; Small letter ; Zewdit ; Starlight multiplication ; Night ; On living -- ii. A book of beautiful monsters : Swans, as the light was changing ; For Patrick Rosal who wore a dress & said ; March, March ; Noche de lluvia, San Salvador ; La boda del mar y arena ; A blooming tree ; St. Elizabeth ; & ; Ode to the little "r" ; Running home, I saw the planets -- iii. A book of graves & birds : Science ; The dream ; Self-portrait as the snail ; Elegy for the stone ; Portrait of the woman as a skein ; Three girls, one of them a coward girl ; Self-portrait as the snake ; Self-portrait as the airplane ; Central City Senior Center, New Orleans ; Self portrait as the pirate's gold ; Self-portrait as the snake's skin ; To the husband ; This morning the small bird brought a message from the other side -- iv. A book of erased cities : Elegy in gold ; They tell me you are gone ; The doorway of our mother's leg leads me to you, brother ; Mrs. S ; Night, for Henry Dumas ; Break ; English class ; Mississippi burial, on the ferry to Algiers ; Explaining the land mine to the small child ; To waste my hands ; Praise song for the donkey ; I am not ready to die yet ; & when we woke ; On kindness -- v. A fable : On the shape of the sentence -- vi. The book of one small thing : Ars poetica.