D I R G E, III [3 dancers: Canto, Fresno, Aphrodite]

Everyone slows down and locks the rearview mirror when the ambulance arrives.

Look how the lightning subtracts the selves gone amok, grown awry!

It’s fortuitous, calmly, to entertain such shallowed breaths of equability; poise, if you will—

before the magnifications of the most-recent duplicities spill with the unconsolable cellos right off the page.

Our hummingbirds have grown their emerald bellies while we were away from all the rigmarole.

Three of them now, flying backwards, skirt the horizon’s thinning margins with soft, teal dusk.

The last scattering of verbs coagulated all the prepositions.

You know—how wax burns before it mitigates memories of the dead maestro’s thick hands;

their bones a map of flight without feather.

Are you ready? We’re pitching left to right now.

[Fresno is afraid.]

Go ahead, call your person quickly from the green room, but the WiFi is down due to the storms.

Pythagorus, Plato, and Aphrodite are playing with Playdoh in this absurd drama’s sandbox.

Ready?

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3 Responses to D I R G E, III [3 dancers: Canto, Fresno, Aphrodite]

  1. Peter says:

    Since no one else said
    Nothing (will work) the
    Shadow of time left a shiver
    Like splinters, mean-
    While the cats drift on
    The ethereal
    Couch. Good so far, until
    It improves and men play (baseball)
    For fun in the fall /Just a verse\ do
    It, all over: the margin
    Stays
    Blank.

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