3 from Occasionelles


Elizabeth Treadwell

Sap Green Permanent
 
an evr widening shore, parnassus--
all the hateful mentions
 
time carries you
           and then folds you
into itself.
again
 
on butterfish island with no remote:
the last days of love
 
born howly, hell-raising beasts,
& simp'ry:
the unspent tears of the avant-garde
 
sweet fellow standby. & don't renege
 
at village ball, horace,
quarry realms of remedy
 
shoreling heyday script,
the family colors
 
that is, the cobalt lessons in despair
the bruno of acceptance,
sugaring the polis
in wish-skirts
 
rabid the wherewithal, ernestine;
I pray you.
 
on any other journey
my bare eyes and yours
 
 
 
 
Slur
 
life's little episodes & my
self-obsessed theorems of love
 
 
 
 
GS1
 
in fluster'd kiosk,
stag'd memoir,
illum'd critique--
 
in eerie dream--
 
the goddess noise,
unprincipled.
 
(this radiant pope, for example)
 
trim your hands with salt
 
with your
impudence
 
seeking whalesong
 
(dolphin)
 
a clawfoot worktub
(have no fear)
 
the beauty patch
 
the psalms