|from Ghost & Other Sonnets
It started with a tryst and twist of
Lupine lovely arms along a rural railroad
Bank. Winter rose up summer's rise.
Throes of profound bafflement.
Vague was the impression of fossil
Teeth across the false breast
Yearning for a straight line in
Nature digging the what that lies
Oblong and lewd in the tube of
Unsourced scent so strong it
Overpowered sense and narrative.
Disturbed earth grew stripes.
A stalk broke too far.
Desperation clung to petulant
Hillside. Sadistic clouds gingered
Nails snagged a cut of
Gibbous moon. It was getting nasty.
Eccentric crops of revert cats
Mewled semicircles beneath the bay
Window frocks shimmied in full party swing.
Transparency rebounded dark: looking
Out with awe they saw themselves looking
In: Thin things shattered on
Fluted reflections. As if...
They gasped...as if...
Grabbing the scruff a noun
Drowned an over-gowned thought.
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