Anton in white wifebeater
Other words distill,
absent the night
the languor is hypnotizing,
irregular, Anton with
fingers to temples, Anton
with accent, Anton
with tigers-eye indentation,
the reformation of his face
in anger, the raised eyebrow,
la fée verte, the old house
is haunted, or the liars are
truthful, I've torn at his shirt
in haste, he looks away, swallows
another abrupt sigh, we are within
our own time, clutching wrists
and speaking in soliloquy, forgetting,
forgetting, forgetting,

I just want to forget
the heat for the light
as it stings at the back
of our necks;

cult by association,
I am withered in the shade
of other words spoken
absent the morning.