How to rationalize, face-down, eye makeup and packing
raw meat and eiderdown slideback, the traintrack.
This was the dogeared philosophy pushing contaminate
inside where falseness began.
This was the witch wind the finger-kinged zodiac dip.
Many slid down the slide
of the abandoned pavilion
slipped off her negligee that way.
Prince Gallitzin pedaled the organ
let his hair out the diamond-shaped window.
You had the talent bluesy, unlucky
the runs in your stocking
Papers soaked up pubic ink
the heavy girl gaze.
Let the clouds serve
what sawdust does best wide-eyed and pray.
Bend your head dead above mutant truths
a four-legged nativity.
Go ahead and indulge in popping glass violets
as cutting your teeth
won’t fix what’s left of decay.