from “The Moan Wilds”
Bend me into the light.
Ever watch me catch the sun, ribbon after ribbon after ribbon, spill into bed through a flung window. You hunting dog, bird dog. What happened while we were facing the mountain. Our shapeless dresses, our theories, champagne doing the solstice justice, ballooning against the backs of my knees, music floating down from where you, baby, know what is what. Unlike shit I usually bring to the table,
only exactly, and more than I know how to carry. I spill, then recognize where to put it down. Oyster, come and fizz. Glint, come and see. Hem gone raw, intentionally. Television flashing from the kitchen.
What a blessing the game is from the porch. I could ramble, I could
bitch. I could move the furniture.
Come and see, baby. Is experimental what you mean, because
what I mean is devotional. This nightgown can be mended, light can be soured, ass raised. What I like is translucent, you know it will dissolve, another shapeless thing. Slipping and slipping, pouring and pouring, throwing and throwing.
You fucking angel.
Welcome to yeast season, light blurring the quartz. Welcome to hell.
Have the azaleas opened to observe.
When the neighbor does, she does, playing music. I remember how to be gentle with my teeth. Otherwise, arching, cleaving.
Listen, baby. Listen, listen.
from “The Moan Wilds”: [That I can see a body of water]
from “The Moan Wilds”: [When I say it gets heavy]
from “The Moan Wilds”: [When it got bad]
from “The Moan Wilds”: [The bathing suit I improvised]