Beat Primer Rag

Things considered, I did,
consider: received
invitation, way I did

her comment inscribes measure,
ornamented contract
of darkness

unfathomable, vast, cumbrous gales
rising through — mind’s
whipped, unlivable,

sinister trip.
Entry point as ladder as
to addressee, testing

conscious — (fading) paint,
zenith (always
Southern arising) folk tributary,

catalyzing ill met — that
inimical transition; remanding psalms
gripped in by

stoic fraught, and flaunting;
the-would-be bought-up
contemplation, smarting