Inch by inch
Slither belly crawling Tall willow-herb jungle Summer daisies plaited In her elf lock tangle Peeping eyes Cornflower blue
Damning diagnosis; Small duplications Grew But, never dimming You. Your smile will not go Under cool earth In this changed state
Wallpaper worn Yellowed with years Memories unchanged Unchanging Unchangeable now Photographs In closeted stillness Rigid in fears
Since that day I've lived in crawl spaces In my head Just room enough to squeeze Through to the next thought Sometimes Lodged for days
Sprite, you ride solar winds Dancing down home To surge and blaze a trail Through my darkest night Coquettish chromatic cry Of Ariel joy in violet rose.