small things. erasures. censures and captions
and limitations and boundaries. sundry.
tawdry. laundry pins and needles and wheedles.
this is not poetry. pronouncements. whispers.
hints. noises intangible, imperceptible.
call my hawaiian cheeks. tell him
that my will is weak. deep veined.
neck noose. business suit. suite
life. hiding flesh. thin blood.
blatant arrhythmia. heart beat up
like a siren call. first monday of the
month. moon tides and oceanic
secrets. dead whales sleep in
my dreams. obvious, brazen, arrant,
bald, barefaced, brassy. barren.