Generational touch If stanzas
or imperial measurements flare up
remembered as iced cake, always
“initials” affirmed into fake people,
their arms, their flit & swagger. m-mm.
& then walking straight past the shallow
confrontation with your predecessor.
Divisive use of “you”. let’s be
giraffes straining at leaves, unconscious
of teens looking for a role model. Me.
formal constraints as names of poems &
i’m quartered in a hospice, naming trees, then
coffee without sugar, triptych of beach settings.
she’s always breathing on you. They’re