In Barrel

Refractory light sealed
erring, etiology of plagues

marked as May fluent
love of cowardice,

as combinatory
spurred petal idiom

unblunted, for retentive
down; Henderson’s

cracked static gaze.

O ziggurat
of the euthanized

monosyllabic (draped
dye–rich), attenuate

this carrion’s mendicant
order: two or two or four–

storied bureau; such
was a familiar metaphysic?