[Zodiac by Alphonse Mucha 1896]
Guilted stone, she stood ache tall in roots.
She would not say white snakes
but yellowed rankle in a serious arbor.
She had stiffed him out of bed, ebony polish
running high for the other. Polished, polished
miles of years slid footless wrong.Tingle watch came over her.
Blades banged in coughs that spat atonement.
Surly gleam of bundled punish promised
Still he promised brown sienna brown
Dung-like aura, pursing elbows, cursing
trunk and venial damn, he came for her.
A quilt of leafstabs sired out the arbor.
In dank-lke prayer, he crayed, wrapping her
when loose to mica-tight confession lone and long.
Deflowered leech, she spun.