stuck in zero limits fish-eyed
asps curled in bracken shade
Shut up! I want to sleep – why do you talk?
reading up on antidotes
trust me, squirming, there is no better poison
thoughts fragment half-cut jewels
swirl creamily through furry layers and dark paillettes
dust binds dubious truthes
I think I want to get hitched
latent whims break loosed chains
in the shadows numbed and painless
trapezed on threads hung dumb on fern whorls
another ache a splinter borrowed
aspen afire in a rearview mirror
another sharpened point pulls awake
n.b. NaPoWriMo Day 5 prompt: take a poem and use the first letter of each line and the simple shape of the poem, including line breaks to write a new poem. Woody & Johnny took Race by Vasko Popa, translated by Charles Simic, published NYRB, (New York, 2019).