at winter’s end restraints

crumble like salt like snow


a bonsai white knuckled

into a thin seam of soil

unbuckles unburdens the roots

fractal the branches’ breadth

pyrite cum across granite

synapse bright and nerve wet


there is a cock beneath my cock

a cunt above my cunt


the pubis mound of earth the mirror skin

yggdrasil taut from my asshole to my eyes

a progenitor of metaphor an immigrant

to the salt white shores of your room my fist

against the nervous welcome

in the heather of your hair