Tram Spark
Thursday, February 27, 2003
Walked I down to
the duck pond
subtle in rushes
and stood in
our mettled love
for the cold,
adjustable, old. 
White girl
over the border,
man, acting like
she'd been made,
when it was all
a bus ticket
and lemonade. 
Let me introduce
a cat to this con
versation: we've
had her bones
screwed together
cursed dogs
plucked out her
her bits for which
we fear for our
souls each crease
beneath the fur
I feel for, rub my
fingers through
along spine and
back tail to neck
eared mask and
quivering throat. 
That girl on MTV
I want
And how:
Like this: up
ended in
three minutes
singing.
(Isn't that
your sister?) 
The men come out at night
and stare from the edge
across all of me. It hurts
them to bursting when I look.
Salt lick and sunder. And
their tracks in snow at morning. 
My face turned hairy for
you and you
licked our lips. 
Sunday, February 23, 2003
I've gone to heck
and sipped berry milk
from a little straw
within sound of the
teacher's lovely ear. 
The sound of men about
their soft business to the
the women in the window
lovely grumble hands at
work and hips shifting. 
We borrow a television home
and wash our skins and skies
in blue. This is how you live.
We pause. 
Your tits are how
I met your eventual
eye, which was when
you wore Miracula
the lifter-upper
bra
and why. 
Friday, February 21, 2003
In our kitchen
we keep knives
to part the flesh
and forks, four
even tines each
blunt enough
to spare the lip
but fit for tough
plunging, and
spoons to scoop
the soft. You
never know who
will come to dinner. 
Thursday, February 20, 2003
Small thin woman
says nothing alone
then when I smile
and wish her good
evening gets bubbly
laughs across the bar
loud at small attention
and another drink. She
unwizens and bares
the baddest teeth and
becomes. She's the
woman for me I tell
the barman when she
leaves I tell the barman
I love her when she
leaves which is it. 
Wednesday, February 19, 2003
I cannot contain
this girl she will
lie jump up in
flower pants won't
eat soup will punch
holes in doll's
clothes make up
enough to get out
of it will strangle
the cat scatter
birds turn the stereo
over 
Laughter at the
slaughterhouse
as I explain my
love for animals
alive and poking
hooves in the dirt.
Here, they say,
have a hoove
Muybridge Album

Cart horses
gallop and
cart over
turns over
turns

Flora young
Flora her
face turning
Flora to
camera

Child, sun,
suckling my
Flora's round
breast

Photo of
child turned
over, her
writing: "Little
Harry"

Raw muscled
brute straining
at her

Smoke
Smith &
Wesson No. 2
revolver 
Tuesday, February 18, 2003
This stone was prized and
carted from the local quarry,
worked, inscribed, and laid
for Thankful McNeil, who
lived eighty-five years, nine
months, and twenty-two days
and died one day in May, 1841.
She was the widow of Charles,
who otherwise has no place
on this roll of hill between towns. 
A snake with frog half through
its jaws watches me, smooth
belly set on points and swimmer's
legs spread wide in air. One last
kick and somewhere down inside
round eyes look. 
A picked body
of men in hostile
territory tracks
bucks, squaws,
papooses, dogs,
then shade and
lizards sucked
and the sun sun. 
Monday, February 17, 2003
When I am getting up to go a fox
comes up the railway looking toward and shifting
through the snow to woods to snow.

When I am getting on the bus a little
ball of woman herds three men before me,
wooly faces at the door, the door,
the button, open, open door. And in
and fast, though there is always time,
the driver always waits for them. The
youngest, thirty maybe, rocks and rocks,
but never hits his forehead on the next seat.
The other two enclose him quietly,
and she stands over all and looks.

When we go through the trees the sun
the bus is flashing so I cannot
read and cannot close my eyes.
I hope nobody screams.

When I am at the pub three men
park fast cars on the sidewalk and
come talking over phones and walk
the floor in shining clothes. Without
a sip, a signal comes and they convey
themselves to some far better place.

When I am done I pay and disappear.  
Sunday, February 09, 2003
It’s a good trick, this air. It shows
our breath getting away, and tired
horses waiting in their heat, a hard
walkable lake and vanishing roads.
Deer come out of the trees to look. 

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