Some Shit

“that’s some bad shit”

indole in shit in milk

benzene hit with the pyrrolic ring

in cedar in graphite—floral decay

in asphalt     in turmeric, spirulina

in fetor of mustelid gland . . .

mugwort         (as an abstract

                         cannabis has
the sensation S, but on an e-flat horn

C. Violet Eaton is the author of two full-length collections of poetry: Quartet (Ahsahta, 2018) and Some Habits (Omnidawn, 2015). He currently lives in the Southern Tier region of New York State.