Even When the Monster

Even when the monster is finally
gone, the monster has returned, the end of
the movie begins, left over from the
last thrashing: the brand, the burn keyed in.
No matter how far away you get or
how small you make yourself, the monster has
your scent, wants you, cannot live without you
as much as you cannot live with it.
 

the echo now

the echo           the burn
the hand       legerdemain
the ocean            a door
last call          rain
the mill         pebbles, grass
the invisible          planet
hunger               thread
breath          respite
angel                 dresses
here            nowhere
yonder           now