Mildred, beautiful, like a harpoon
Mildred, my heart is hardened...
Mildred, the scalloped edge of your almond green leather
Mildred, with a stained shirt-front, Mildred,with a silk gag in
Mildred, drills are drilling all night long holes for your eye
to look through
Mildred, the light green grommets
Mildred, the dragonfly barrette
Mildred, I am standing over your sadness at this moment
The bloodrushes, the hematites and the turning black parasol
Mildred, to vomit in silver bowls
Mildred, underwater sunshine
Mildred, in a tropical print pantsuit
Mildred, the geometric sadness and the keyhole dress
Underpants with black ruffles, Mildred, mudslides and mudslides
Mildred, a lionfish...
Mildred, a bloody nose and a black frock
Mildred, ruinous and fresh as starfruit
Mildred with the plastic flowers in your hair
your sleepiness like blinking lights, your sleepiness like cocoa
On unrepeating patterned carpets
Mildred, in bright yellow diamonds
Mildred, scarved with a flowered square
Mildred, on the sky blue floor crying
Mildred, piranha shiny... sinking into joy,
Mildred, spiral sunbeams of blood in the ocean
Splitting your gown with the pulse of a thigh, Mildred,
Mildred, an eclipse in the background and your black lipstick Mildred
Mildred, the bristles of flashes from the back of silver brushes
Mildred, the burnt milk and the clacking of ladies’ boots
Mildred, axels and axels of silence
Mildred, a black feather eyemask!
The retinal scan of an aloe green eye
Mildred, cabinets open to reveal you
Mildred, thrown upon the ceiling, a gold border surrounding you
Mildred, you can safely tear yourself apart...
Mildred, with red ants in thegrass
Mildred the electronic verbena
Mildred, the night spurts over your black umbrellas
Twisting to swirl the organza underwater
Mildred, pulling off the petals of a leather flower
Mildred, your eyes are green volcanoes
Mildred, the flattened grass, the backless slipper
Mildred, in a stained glass swimming pool
Mildred, unraveling: a shantung sash
Mildred, the pressure of an opaque, foam-soft madness....
Mildred, a prim skirt with the hemline burning upward
Mildred, grim little girls...
Mildred, the fin or swath of glaze in an eyesphere
Mildred, algae and phosphorescent ballgowns...
Mildred, the funnel over your heart
Mildred, icy and dumb little girls
Mildred, the hornéd deer
Mildred, to float...with a buoyant hushed evil
Mildred, the people are banging their heads on the wall and singing
Mildred, your thigh high boots to stomp out the pestilence of their
Mildred, chartreuse swimming trunks on a gentleman
Mildred, a cutthroat happiness is possible
Mildred, the swirl over your face, the hair brushed back , the
seabreezes of shock...
Mildred, dead soft..., in a green dirndl
All you can do is agree, Mildred
Mildred there is a dazzling graciousness
Mildred, urinating and steaming, sunburned at the funeral...
Mildred, a summer of vomiting into the sea
Mildred, swimmer in black rimmed glasses
Mildred, with sumptuous gravity
Mildred, the pulsating.., mesemerizing...,lustre of shock...
Mildred, fishtail...eggshell blue...
Mildred, underpants with ruffles around the legholes...
Mildred, the shining anvils of a demure disposition
Mildred, crowbars and crowbars of solitude
Mildred, the pretty birds that divebomb...
Mildred, a black coat lined with green grasses