from JUNIPER

build me a house

 

when I am no longer living

there I will lay on the sand and remember

 

shook down in the way of possession

light enemy, coated the way you were

 

always the nights you entered my room

though we cannot keep the men from

 

house has been built

 

shook down in the way no longer living

keep the men and remember

 

coated you entered my room

possession though we cannot keep

 

when I am there I will lay on the sand

build always the nights light enemy

 

the way you were me, a house

 

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below the yard is a courtyard

below the courtyard, a garden

below the garden, a maze

below the maze, a labyrinth

below the labyrinth

the nest of everything

composed of string and found in a single pile

silver flayed stalked and threshed

the strands split and sucked out

while we all watched knowing

we could not see for the brilliance

of the dismantling

and watching anyway

 

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rapt

 

invaded

 

iris-tender

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