exclusive rights to sunlight

exacerbated an already

inflated dilemma.

in thirds, shadows of ferns

collapsed.

the minister madly scarred

daylight.

glass gourds which contained

dates yet-to-come

shattered.

calendar, broken canister, breathing banister.

ascend to nowhere,

dying sun.

waning face waxed, dyed, weighed, dried, husked, pried.

these fingers corner clammy light

reclaiming fast eclipsing night.