Today the swell of man and stars

Clouds the field, rejects memoirs

Of graceless happenstance and cruelty.


Impossible to delineate, visions

Flash harsh and thunderous, collisions

Thick with fever, delirious and deviant.


Home is hallowed? Rest and wonder

Lurch unresolvable now, asunder

Amid the roiling burden of minute and day.


Ever wishful, truce and truth elude arrest

Dazzling farther, dimmed and possessed

With idle scrawl, wicked and vacant to every sorrow.