rivets tack her down

November 18, 2018 3:49PM

rivets tack her down,
aloft along the rafters,
frozen eyes, frosted glass,
worms trembling far below.

paralysis is a dream from here,
serendipitous returns,
the three-mile unfocused blur.

how to climb down,
how to begin again.

letters arrive every four days,
we break them down with
immediate remorse
and climb back up
and close the door with limbic