Sunday, October 9, 2011

Espaliered Woman

               legs crossed

         bad housewife

                           crucified to damp stone

here I stand

                                       trained & trimmed

                          hair long pecked away by crows

                      buds rubbed smooth

                        scarified carapace of skin

                            squab & sweet

                    there's a gorgeous letting go

in splitting   sloughing

tasting rain

         at night

                                                 dreaming I can take off

                                        fly blind over the estate houses

                              your leaden angel