MEDUSA

On a beach writing about a basement window, can’t you read me like crying
What flows thru her animals

Medusa
they
of
manuscripts
or sings
of debt flowing
thru her animals
not completely
human
Shake the tail
to shake the frog loose
newborn

government
termagant
Darger girls inroading
on-a-tear
Can’t you read me crying
I have really good
credit

They amazon
name u hellcat
They recorded

They monster
hideous
viewers

I don’t resent the stones I’m born up
I don’t fear a rented
death
What does lash mean
Imaging ur on the whale
surface
Air
Valentine Air
They
sign
Holidays of the mind
Holidays

Newborn govt
I cradle you in a mushroom of the
mind
You cradle me in the sliding chasms
of my fracking heart

Bank accts unfolded AS THOUGH this INDIV cld be
reconstructed in a long wave
AS THOUGH to wave to the voice of the
snakes

are
they
form
blurred
we party soon
ONE SNAKE
keep the Form posted
keep it shared and
stupid

so we’d BREAK its subtle surface
and breach for undocumented reasons
WE DROP TO OUR KNEES
WE ARE EXHAUSTED
WE ARE AT THE MAGIC HOUR
WE WEEP WITH GRATITUDE

***

Brooke Ellsworth is author of the chapbooks Thrown (The New Megaphone) and Mud (dancing girl press).  She currently lives in Queens, NY.

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