the swans drown in bilge water,
take down the signs,
test the poisons,
barricade the cow
from the bull,
the peony from the sun,
take the lavender kisses from my night,
put the symphonies out on the streets
get the nails ready,
flog the backs of the saints,
stun frogs and mice for the cat,
burn the enthralling paintings,
piss on the dawn,
No, my love isn't dead.
Just my love life.
think I'll dye my hair today.
Put in some orange streaks.
make a retreat from my thoughts with really interesting hair.