–Cause & Effect
Because cumulous has swabbed the sky,
No constellations pinprick the dome of night.
Yesterday's ghost sits in the dark looking for
Fireflies that don’t spark here any more.
He wants me to ponder the breast lost, then
Reconstructed, and the man who said flesh,
Even scarred, was good. Counterclockwise
Or in mirrors it looks soft, real. Good effect/
Sweet clause. I bargained here, thought I'd won.
Still, he looked and looked yet never touched.
–Effect & Cause
The whitest lies and the blackest ones:
All the unstated bargains, but I would not
Plead. The effect was coriolus—the whirlpool
Of them turning backwards, that pause,
Silence, vibrato, a whole concert of evasive
Violins and calculations. The ghost frowned
And said, I told you so. Yes, and each time I start
From a dream, I need gauze to bandage wounds.
That young woman with full breasts, two firm
Nipples to suck. Well. . . how could he resist?