Thelonious’s Stuyvesant

The thrill of safety sounded,
a thrill of
safety loosed.

An assail
forward, ‘for the future’:

just about the poem’s
right mind.

Proud (pound)
per inch, what happened now

but of an heir
to one mercurial rule.

Veiled stitching/
pealed ivory restains

a lake: of black hue.

Contain, communicate,
break within weight–

a hold.

“This is what
we are doing” cited,

read as such,

fever written
on a city.

Listened
for an uncertain
tone;

inattentive (having been away).

A
painted stabbing,
traverse
of dust, tiles

carpeting
Thelonious’s Stuyvesant.