So Perky

Tendency skip rock plate techniques:

one to the left, three to the right. Correction

and escalation, the sound of tit for tat.

There's no absolute zero (check the want ads)

only absolution and the muddy—the unclear

are confined to darkness—this German

sounds like that German. The grass heart woven

with a steam valve near the pierced eye brow—

when will she arrive? of when will she? The answer

is the question at the top of the page reworded, right?

And like that allowable, unforeseeable road without

dust, air without breath, tar without

stain, near without next—take it in stride,

follow the hyperbole; there's a pot there

and here a pond, some sun

tapped up by little waves.