Wished

Placing compass,
pebble,
capsize in the curved lurch–

somersault ever-forward,
fingering

dampening sand’s crumble,
the line.

Her Seeing Night

They came,
red dark bursts of flame,
thirty-six letters spun, living deeds,
unloving pupils, bumbling tongues,
their foundation—a high,
mountainous host
of world-lent reputation,
built talk upon silent song,
blood-caked, lashing purple,
magnifying
the gaping electorate:

sufferin’
neck-bones bent, bending,
rainbow-cape,
incinerating laughter?

Radiated in the few million,
their mud-slick ear, anger,
hirsute genitalia, a tough suspense.

Stone-nickeling
white viscosities, the shine, the light,
one stub-node humbling,
two binary agreements dancing,
and delightful fever
assembling prayerful:

shawl hurt, garment rung,
tapestry kicked, sandal slung;

frenzy, slither, broth pinked
outside a main; A graying lung.

Decade

On a postmodern roam through post-
mortem Rome,
my main man and his ridiculous dream,
accumulation,
a signature union, square zeroes,
half a downtown away,
believing his
why-live-here under a distinct,
defunct districting, the Southeastern
seaport’s
caucusing clockface,
illumined,
vibrating that vision, scorched-out,
yellow—faded memory, fading polaroid,
finally, wholly processed.