Halloweeny, like a big pink toe

Kristen Orser
pecked nighty.  

he shut his eyes 
and fishes, 
can they see 

in the dark?  yes,

people relate to a boy with soap in his mouth,
but not to a blink.  the man holding 

his eyelids down with nickles
cannot see multiplicity
unless you hold a knife at his groin.

you see fish, the burning
shame is an undone dress.
the wallpaper

is always a distraction.
it is kind of wonderful,

especially with a pillowcase
over your head.