“Years Ago”

17 Jan

“Years Ago”

It was years ago

and I remember stomping fish

at the bottom of a barrow

I remember afternoons

your pearl-sealed secrets

your auburn hair glowing downy rain

to eager lamps of platitudes

woodpeckers of fortune

who follow the fallow of an eve

the tallow of circumspection

to bright brakes, cleaned hornets

to follow your phantom

to shotgun alleys, cleaned corners

to the razor of fortune,

to the gizzard of coalesce,

witches, all of us:

the smell of burning hair

the pressing of fangs at your wrist,

it’s hard to see through electrical tape

on other planets, to other futures,

but we the robots deep inside, all of us.

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