WHAT INTRUDES ITSELF/ ISABEL BALEE

look at the
leaving man……leaving your
body……………..weeded out

…………of house tilt
…………of sinkhole

in plain view…………….decay
in plain is…………..underbrick
is………….ivy
……………denying light
&perennial….loosestrife’s
…..summer kill

…………under your feet

…………dead leaves color

…………under the dead

…………the man intrudes

tallow………….   in soil he
feels your face..to make sure
you’re still there……sleeping

you can kill the man next to you
……what’s left
……of the season
breaking the inside fire
of a twig…..trying to find the man
the light……the knotweed
precious………..disturbance
planted lifeless
………………..in a soilbed

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