Bonedigger, with her hand on the knot,

Bonedigger, with her hand on the knot,
dusting, brushing down.
(the time it takes to make the
words and the time it takes to
form them)

I speak of my efforts, she shows me hers--
does not speak in textile pictograph:
does not speak at all.
I said: she shows.

removing gently fragments from my dirty mind,
time from my dirty hands,
Tommy says she would be proud.

Bonedigger, sliding.
Howling holy and beat--
bring your own bottle--
baby—cow—pussy--
remember, bonedigger, this history--

Move into me.

Slide.