In the backroom. Barely
Perceived. Realised. Slowly
Takes off veils of clothes
In slow-time. Watching me
Through sea-weed, sow belly lace,
solitary, hunger strike, the muslim brothers.
“Gimmee some meat. So hungry
“Naw man, just hang.”
Companero de la vida,
I have not slept beside you
For 25 years. The leaves turn. You die in my arms.
Pussy willow weeps. Solitary. Tears like
Black eggs. Lip-lap the lala moon.
All the way to the sea.