are you in key west?
is it magnificent?
something shows up rough enough to come closer
and not understand.
madonna of the thick panic,
of course i don’t sweat your paunch or abandon
the problem is Now
that i might get the problem wet
like ex-pink and proto-pink
and ashes pinking into the waves—
play it again or i will play it again,
ashes flying like water
from their box.
we’re pinched if we know
a pyre from a bipedal now
we’re a tub tramp
but that’s what they said about god.
you ask what it’s like but
are full of soft burning goods.