streamlined duality that punctures the lungs—
fiery language melting pitch.
devouring heaped-on dung with relish,
adulation showers to a gleam.
cry. question. mock. laugh. scream.
sundogs at twilight howl their response,
glazing over back-rolled eyes.
pedaling nowhere on their way to mercy,
rosy-eyed children in limbo dream.
Bone & Ink Press, ed. Jessie Lynn McMains