Heidi Sulzdorf


The grapes, raisins, wine,
traveling reading roadsigns
or cosines mathematical.
Drawl, bolts and bearings
steel supine balls, the father's
carmel milk! Dark honey
from black bees skipped
yellow genes- ebony queen
buzzing the road, stinger
swathing dots painted
direct traffic, contemptuous.
Motherly illustration: pasty eggs
stuck in cactus fruit, paw paw spines,
porcupine claws delicate tongue.
A lizard highway, drunk off
rotgut bianco slithers
on dusty road, taking wheels
to meet the parents. Shrivel up
wearily, lover, before we die.

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