our last orison bleakens shortly,
bleakens shortly milching clover,
coiled clover, shortly brier
bathes in dirty brine,
the milching brine.

the spiral twists and peels,
the knots roiling,
twisting tired; kink;
the hoses clamp,
peeling bare the rusty plug;

his father dims the filament,
dims thinly breaking bulbs;
sleeting glass, slightly dimming;
thinning wire;
the breaking father.

the autumn waltzes solemnly,
the dancing gold.
solemnly the breeze,
the freezing waltz; falling;
the golden brier dining,
twisting wire;
the dying dancing father.


§420 · November 10, 2004 · Tags: ·

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