What a crazy room
To go crazy in—

Heartless chrysanthemums!
Balloons the color of blood!—

The stairs go perpendicular up
& sideways down

Turning one way to lock
A lover out

& the other way
To express the felicity

Of total devastation
It’s all the thanks you’ll ever need—

Two bottles
Nearly transparent

The heart beating
The glass blower to death


A sea shell of moonlight
Is wearing

Her language inside out
Of her yellow mind

& fresh from her Tupperware party
Love is a gesture quirky as her nail biting

& painting with tears
Her eyes are stars

On the side of a mountain
Just visible from shore