Inside a snowy blanket which put the trees to sleep,
I heard a fawn.
Out past the window's ice coat in the morning, I
found a sleeping fawn.
My love and I reside upon the belly of a bridge
with heartbeats of the sky?--the drums upon the bridge.
I've heard of songs that rise at night from pitch black oceans.
I am eagle; don't be fooled by red silk
heels that sound so much like clanking clay
on hardwood floors where you and I one night
did lay when there was no heat left
Her back is an ecosystem,
algaeic and wrapped
beneath a canopy’s sun.
She was a coat of arms
seasoned for the job -- tough
and polished like tortoise shell.
When the women were tougher,
How difficult it is to love the stupid
in ourselves, not to mention the shortcomings
of others. Each time I stumble from
a pair of platform shoes, how clumsiness
The small white whales in packs of pods
keep their pacts with us, the fated beasts.
Drifters, if they could be.
Sometimes, when they think
no one is watching,
they near the barbed wire.