from “Overview is a Place”
Difficult to pinpoint
fear of self, uncoiled.
specter unstrung, staggering stampede. Which
sung? left the body open for the moon to break into,
Give a thought, Jane: Did filth
begin in conversation? drag
the mood through before escaping the ugliness. Not to
dwell on but overhear footsteps again
not immune, then dumdum
bullet templed. rip the mind out. go ahead.
From The End of the Alphabet (Grove Press, 1998). Reprinted with permission of the author.