What is your name? Never know. Hunched, picked off a pair’a you—neither crow nor winch. A thing god backlit in neon after blessing us with neon. And I know what it means as a poet to carry this heavy basket—faint mason, invisible stevedore, passage of time, neither good nor right.
I am fearful for firm and misunderstood things— the spume, smiling inside the gargoyle, cultural forb— they’re no different as carrion ghouls. Time has done miserable things with light—he waves no staff nor hauls no sack of turquoise shards. Quick!
He’s about to make a break for it. He’s about to windlass Into the clouds, that one’s fancy. The crocodile climbs many painted ladders. No weighted, pretty purple halos ringing the eyes of these wordy wraiths—embrace not knowing your name. I struggle to pull down the old crucifix.