A chest of gold. A hairy chest filled with gold
on the beach. Ireland has the Catholics
Germany has the Jews America has the Negro
and Darling, I have you. Flash on
Blazing Star. Those dreams are not of
excellence. Boys in tubs. Light and
shade. Late in life. He kissed me
like a mouse nibbling cheese without
setting off the trap. To be discovered
by circumstance. C.P.W. I’ve been
lording over a hot slave all night.
The history of the high heel. Shoptalk
on Olympus. “The happy bird sings.
The unhappy bird dies,” Maria Callas.
With all my heart I still love the
man I killed.