The threat of explosion,
theatre of expulsion:
Oxygen and alcohol.

I am standing on ends,
watching the fault lines crumble.

The hair will not fight the decay.
settling in like a dust.

There is no way out.

Oh grove;
the bread is on the branch
a soggy loaf for fruit
hand prints for bark.

I am ink tears,
and paper cries.

A sliding glass door. Curtains.
You will need. This to breathe

I palm your chest,
fingers trapped in the nest.

I see the sunrise and set
sixteen times a minute.

Laughter behind locked doors,
sand spills into the hall.

empty foot, grit in the toes.
Clean and cling. Seaweed.

This too shall pass:
whale veins. Re-constitute.

Sugar water cyanide: on the rocks.

You are broken.

I hear a voice on a string.
knotted, tinny. frayed, translucent.

My hand in a jar,
counting the humours.

Tea skin, star chart.

Missions of the missing,
touch that is out of reach.

Looking East, I see home.


4 thoughts on “Floor

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