She sang in the rain, contriving galactic anatomies,
Injecting her fur coat with ultraviolet bees.
Desirable, desired, desiring.
The geometry of alcohol.
The fluidity of shadows.
The stars are preaching without tongues.
An everywhere of roses
Seeking her snapdragon.
Buried in the rhythms of her pulse,
A convulsing javelin.
An origami moon.
Blood blurred by latex.
Her throat flung back, mouth open.
White tigers in dreams.
The zero of an achieved purpose.
The green pines growing black.
Rain falls in memory,
Far from the diameters of the sun.
Publication details: This poem "Fragments" was first published when posted on the Internet on 2003 May 06 Tuesday. Copyright © 2003 Hugh Cook. All rights reserved.