1Out the window of the library, away from work
the tree is bulbous and
rears up in heads.
its bark textures
to greased water
liquid over bulk
Madonna breasts and
pressed in too.
2Clock’s balance spring
New fingers on a clock’s balance spring
in a gesture showing how it works
small copper shared for beautiful
slights at touch
If I said that it meant not much:
lack or copper or shirts.
A lie that I held between my palms inside my teeth.
On a beach in Florida in February
swallowed in gray salt
Birds are in the water unwarranted.
late in afternoon
where they haven’t fallen yellow
on pavement from blackline
in red sheets
Don’t bother washing them.
and strong fumes.