In the collapsed church
an organ swallows
rudderless notes
Repressed whine of gravity’s
slow burning wire
reminds return
to murmuring berth
A tethered boat
learning tight ropes
of hopeful void
The harbor of harp
and veins
future vibrates through
Listen for a way, suspension,
for bound music re-
imagines itself eternal
Plebiscite on truth:
the water snake’s tail
longs for its own teeth
Little white flares
to sink into
its drawn out
cord of oil—
to taste the free
beating star
of an anonymous heart