Aught, no. 15 (2006)
eyes catalog the smashed. names whirling
fleck of color
a) a healing elsewhere,
in the ripe
body's lush field;
lash to sibilant handspike, incalescence.
b) I judge you by what
you have used against me, devoured
( sui generis ) as fire, mistaken—
a heavy glass rests in your hands, I see it shatter.
c) outside a white
ii) while beautiful remove
in children's hearts, a) hunks of it
(drying) b) cracking off (glory
diaphanous bloodstreams, portions rounded
pale) iii) soaked thin breezes or midnight
pools, a) the fires
which seem absolute:
b) lip after succored lip,
interstadial solutions –
unhinge the tango measured iv) in caped erepsins,
oysters, dials: a) pried open
a scream b),
tender, a taste. c) an infinite
Rearrangement: water vs. shore
What's not for a girl to love–
The coat of the mouth, the flavor of ruin.
Consider the murk of dwindling, the thatch you took
For sass. The saucy accidental
Wounds, the roughed gunwale turned
slick terrestrial carapace.
(In the daddy state it's illegal
To break your lily flicker of a smile
Your mocked hull broaches) Magnify
A tinge of dust. The sky and the sea even.
The heart metamorphosed. Flown.