They Will Sew the Blue Sail

6 am | Carl Schlachte

I enter smiling nonetheless

Room arbitrarily unmodified

Squinting through my

Fogged breath to fuse

Broken glass and their

Cuts. One forces the air

Out and the other sets

Its tangles.

Good morning, kitchen

Cold with light, October

I don’t remember

Skeptical of sex and

Place of mind.

It is four minutes past

Six, you are opening

The door, undone

Ligature. Lend me

Angular animal body

Moldy light blossom

On the temple when

I get hungry

My first call is to you.

Spill slopping

The floor I cannot

Mop it up, cutting into

The first of the month.