Smallest

An arid boy
Astir asleep
Aware alone
in breaking morn

A sunless day
the children’s son
shunted soon
in omen’s room

with hard routine
steady felled
obliged unseen
to be unheld

Awade in fools
Abused in mouth
A pared at heir
Annointed rune

Flake

Be a flake

(fallen off lids
a flake aflight

funny
like kids

flaking snow
fast and fun

being a flake
like a fluke)

(But I am a flake

not an honest
fake

but a faltering
altering

cake frosting
bit of bake)