(Written September 23, 2011, 2:30 am.)
Brush me with a stroke of your finger
And scatter me in the passing air.
Break my skin and drain me out,
Rain my pieces on some part of you.
Lie your lesser love down somewhere
And bid it your unfondest goodbye.
Spread me in a circle around you
On a cracked earth,
And watch me rise and fall
With the gravity of your lips.
Grip my merest substance.
Let it drop.
Feel its steady breath falter.
Feed me your bitterest truth
And watch me swallow.