BEGIN BY CATCHING FIRE
Within a scratching. Bloodthick radiant shale, vitreous membrane silverspun to hollow. Wind sieves through splintered bone. The skin wheezes: saw blades of light. The future, the fullness of which shiny blindness is uniformity. I came from the suburbs of this city and from an insularity.
MY MOTHER BY MEANS OF MY FATHER
The heat registered the breaking of a bone. No longer a pacifier of the body. Paint soaked into the mattress, milk spilled the presence of a waning. The paint was permanent, broken, and fresh. Kansas snapped inside its skin. Heat broke like a bed.
MY BODY ACHES WITH LOVE FOR SPECIFIC GHOSTS
The ashes of which, reconfigured in regularity to radical form of rust compass. Codes coiled inside my bleeding mouth. Ammoniacal debt of breathing. My recent now has been so full that it feels threadbare. The sound of eyes’ perpetual closing. I wanted to tell him about the dream but the timing never seemed right and now we are done with each other.