Love and Chemo

a frazzled thief in the burn
she came delivered to glad

disorganized and knobbed
and reaching up short

a lost wax casting
a mecca of bones in bright drapery

come and lose this she said
ride the raves the light ball ends

guitars and thin nickel strings
and rumored fathers

in this skinny hour of forenoon
couldn’t want more

a bobcat with a dark spotted neck
would leap upon the gain

only from courtesy
I must keep you dead, she said

as radiation in the mouth and spine
humanized acid; arctic life

a lover knows to pass through
the gorge and along the ledge

to take the testimony
of a lossy heart

sharp as one degree of arc-tangent
and on the summit of high nakedness

still be able to cast every
stolen chorus aside

3 responses to “Love and Chemo

  1. Pingback: Love and Chemo — Craig Brandis https://craigbrandis.com/2018/10/25/love-and-chemo/ – „Ingerii sunt spirite inaripate, prietene cu spiritul tau inaripat.“

  2. The language here is like jewelry. Terrific!

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