Unseen 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,
the gaping electorate.

And delights
in fevers,
assembling unlawful–
shawl hurt, garment rung,
tapestries kicked,
sandal slung.

broth pinked—
outside a main,

A graying lung.