Old Rope Money
the plaguy bill off beat
commands sand chiropractors rule under
unknown worlds of boney gristle–
damming misdirecting truncating spurned —
a topography of tubes
draining into kidney dishes,
ox bow lakelets,
and opaque highland tarns.
hear up to hollow vessels
echo at the clunk of dropping spanners;
soft rivets tremble at the thought;
the fighting Tamarare tugboat strains
Gravesend is all lit up for business.