church bell. small town. hot breath.
sweet maltose kiss on clumsy cheeks.
histatin healing hurt.
young boy. small boy. old man.
drum hands relieving.
caresses on stretched ghosts.
father figure on a hill. on a heel.
snapped punched perfection.
staged sadness in velvet fists.
wet streets. sullen sleep.
island backdrops to cover the stench of constant discordance.
gut full. glutton.
a mumble. to Shakespeare.
to window paparazzi buzzing to suck the last of the nectar you ate.
a rapist. a husband. a soldier. a stranger.