A poam foams about my abdomen Or perhaps acid reflux reflexes to approaching Mourning light as it breaks out over the roads that always go woooo woooo because the trucks leave tracks of doppler waves Anyway where was I. Ah yes I found another one that got away and put it a Glass as one does. I am the dragon she says Please love me so I can peel the scales off

Oyster

The flash of bottle green on the neighboring roof
a lady laying clothes to dry
because it stopped raining at last today;
A blur of motion and claws and fluff
as my cat bounces off the walls
happy in her wordless way;
A cup of tea that my father made
perfectly balanced; he’s at home
puttering about in his grey sweater;
I stretch and stretch and test the pain
between my shoulderblades
the knob of wings buried beneath the skin.