you and your piano smile
teach me elegance.
i hold onto my litany of words
while i wrap myself
around this blue shuttle room
waiting for the lift off
journey bound to Jupiter
to siphon her rings
and make them a neck-tie
of every shade, and i pretend
i sit on an effigy
of your thoughts. i wait on you
but you slip away, melting into clouds
leaving me to swallow
this asphyxiating sunrise
in my weary mouth all in one gulp.