to see those two,
the live’s and dead’s embalmer.

to the sarcastic:

your life,
your choice,
your breadth,
your noise,
all as chirpings
of fresh-hatched birds.

wake up
and roll over
and get the fuck
out of my bed.

perhaps early primates
developed a lack of hair due to the
fire they harnessed; less fur, less
hair, less of a mane, and they would
survive in close proximity of
the open flame.

When holding all breath inward,
The head appears to be as
Rolling, backward, tilting
Over crest of hill,
Into darkness,
The waiting,

Still.