Fresh flowers are fleeting
carnations. To act courageous,
must be entered unwillingly and thus
she is no heroine of mine, least not
when matter, what is densest
that is conducted by windpipe.
is a gas tank. Elsewhere,
my ankles creak on a porch with no steps
walk down my body. My soul has settled
and here my arms first wrapped around
And here the whole house on Harrison Street
and outside the petals pall.