1 — She held a bouquet of cumulus cloud 2 — near this drizzling late afternoon, 3 — on the soft arm 4 — draped with hyacinth. 5 — I am there; in the there, as if your house, your bedroom your skylight your body 6 — is with me 7 — persistently ignited, 8 — not with the unfurling of hues as if 9 — we had just devoured the sky, 10 — lonesome with emblems of guilt or agility 11 — which stay more dominant than self-denial. 12 — As it goes— 13 — it evaporates, this desire 14 — to receive this unhappy, inelastic practice. Then 15 — we will surrender & I will forgo 16 — that buttery blond. 17 — I will keep your pillows, your Greek myths 18 — on the sandy shoreline, 19 — a cremated ear near my bedside. 20 — I will provide the music to 21 — your skeletal inlets; I have such capacity 22 — for montaged sorrow. 23 — I have borrowed a quarrel from the house of 24 — anatomy which has become a plausible 25 — female account of dressing down 26 — an understatement, a game contrived to shun 27 — the nude posture instead of the nude figure. 28 — From an unborn camera 29 — the excursion is 30 — already photographed by 31 — a small number of extended em dashes & 32 — these exocrine glands. 33 — The key is here 34 — is not to confuse an oyster 35 — for a battlefield of broken light bulbs. 36 — I can empty a war into a basin 37 — of self-doubt & watch inside of another war 38 — a bodice, coded by geometry, 39 — held in an invisible cage by light 40 — for this scientific posterity.
There were numerous occasions where the girl’s nerve endings were damaged from being held in stress positions in order to be deemed a worthy model for the doctor’s study She wanted her most precious belongings to be placed high above her head somewhere next to the cloud on the invisible shelf She wanted to be in a state of perpetual reaching and pondering When she looks in the mirror she longs to slice off one third of her upper arm Particularly nerve endings #3, #2, and #38 Severed Just like that A little crack embedded in a mound of snow so round A gluteus maximus that could feed the doctor’s entire family
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