Am sea deep and seaweed thick tangled. Am
weighted blanket, hide. Am hush of woods, not
a needle stirred. Am crack of oak, fallen.
shush of purpled sky under fist of clouds—
In the driveway, gravel screams passage.
scissor of light. Of step-heavy steel and—
Am fogged in. Am erasure. Am red fox
blazing sentence into the field of my mind.
Cement steps. He is fury-drawled, unfurled mind.
A fiery planet orbiting. Deep
In the field, late apples let go. Face rot.
Peacock feathers see with a thousand eyes.
Am trapdoor. Am a dark mouth full of stop.
At dawn, the stars are still yelling far off—