Becoming chimère

Part in the rising waters agé
The frail bark ploys it all

*

Les champs de la neige s’éloignent
L’oubli keeps you floating
A single tree on the mud shore
With a disemboweled rope
De pendu il y a (de) cela trois morts

*

Si léger light eats you up
Déjà

A Very Obvious Allegory

she passed us in a frenzy
black robes where we’d expect white
eyes punctured
throat sewn tight
she passed us in a frenzy
and hollers through the corridors

the palaces cry for help
heavy marble busts abashed
won’t tell the dust (off)
that she left

only she could knead the cries of pain
roll them around
but she’s passed through
and cannot cry –
she passes us in a frenzy
cold breeze of night
under children’s windows
who meet her once
and go quiet –

*

and still it seems
that rivers flow…

The Unexpectable

Watchman watchman during dawn
What have you seen that’ll make us frown?

*

Rocks
My sister
Rocks started floating
And a stray star went dull
And the milk plate went sour

*

Watchman watchman during the day
What have you heard that’ll make us stay?

*

Streetcars dance in noon’s shadow
And said shadow rejoices
But make no mistake
Grab its hand and get poisoned

*

Watchman watchman during the night
Have you smelled the latest blight?

*

I smelled it first, o my sister
Its heart of rot, its bones of white
It ate us whole like grains of salt
O my sister
Your shawl is loose on the great walls

What did you taste
When death went live?

*

Watchman watchman dusk has risen on the horizon
Leave the tower, and carve some rest
Out of the night that crawls quickly
Feel its hot rain on your fresh corpse.
– Haven’t you heard?

O my sister, ’twas me traitor
Who let it enter.