1. No, I won’t go along: I despair
  2. as if I were a hurricane of lava
  3. in the presidio of an enslaved almond,
  4. or in the hanging prison of a finch.
  5. To kiss you was to kiss a wasp’s nest
  6. that nails me to torment and unnails
  7. me and digs a burial pit, and digs
  8. down into my heart where I die.
  9. No, I won’t go along: that would be to worship
  10. too much the vision of your kiss,
  11. to follow the curse of your frangrance.
  12. One buried alive in crying,
  13. a revolution in bone,
  14. I’m a lightning bolt, subject to a bottle.