the low rumble

1. a bike
named
janks
locked
to black metal railing
clyde and i
follow suit

2. bowl of red grapes
and two lit candles
together
on the
100 year old table

3. bowl of red grapes
decimated
and
kibble
for cereal

4. bone folder
standing in
for ceramic spoon
bringing blood to the surface of
the blocked spot
driven deep into your right shoulder

5. long island souvenir
shell trapped in glass bottle
made
for breaking

6. track #4
on repeat
this is
the entry

7. seven women
in shades of red
asking us
to breathe
with them
asking us
to put our hands
on our bellies
and release
in a theater
pressed up against
train tracks
so that
several times throughout the play
even though i didn’t hear a whistle
my feet
felt
the low
rumble

8. the tales of
a squeeze bag
an anne carson book
clean boots
and three pages of
some children’s book
with the word bone
in the title

9. a train whistle
mistaken
for the sound
of a dinosaur

10. bike ride home
in wet dark
i race rain
down dekum street