Doll Dreaming 09

09. Doll Parts

the doll’s favorite part
is when you think you’ll get away
she knows you won’t
you know you will
there’s nothing else
to know

the doll rules
the doll’s house
but the doll knows
only what she’s made
marble, rubble
dreamer, doll
the doll herself
a dangerous thing

you are dreaming
you are the girl
the girl is dreaming
dreaming, dreaming
the demon is away
a threaded needle
an unexpected blade

the doll is standing
out in the rain

who is standing
behind the doll

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Clouds So Like

In the rubble of the future we long
for our past, desire comes over you like
a voice in the trees, our green disaster
away from the interior, our hope to find
along the estuary some device
to break the tight frame within which
earlier in those louche apartments where
we never were, all the stars we could see
and the sound of a million little wheels
and that mournful call outside, machine
or animal, we couldn’t tell, or so far
underwater, what fragile purchase sand
sound occluded, seeing and being seen,
the water sonorous and morphing like
something from another planet but then
clouds so like icebergs, the crew took affright.