Keppe

Auto-neurotic-didacticism, teased out
inward airs;

attenuated, serial—subtle and
corrupt. The catophatic
tunesmith’s woven writ,

reducing
music׳s seductive pith: ring,
index, sum.

Tracing on
two light trains aflight. I

calibrate the floors
below iron tides, atomizing—

leaving thin notes a broken stroke,
each one told with time.