John Wayne is watching / from his lacquered saw blade on the wall
Look at what happens / when you want to feed your family.
Madness / was madness, that’s all.
That’s what’s become of her land of exiles
Winds cheat to pull heat from smoke
I know it’s the brain, not you, / that loves, or fails to love.
Days and days repeat in superfluous / museums of routine.
your new goal is to learn to breathe / through bones
contact / with the actual
If God fists the bolt, does it matter / if I reach the farmhouse?