Alligating     



listen

from the foot of Tai mountain

the sound of an old woman singing

down the sky


listen

schizophrenic

shaman

casting spells

by the glare of a laundromat sign

shaking quarters

spilling bleach

fashioning dolls of lint and cloth

from the souls of the impeached


safe in the past

where science won’t harass her

she blindfolded tomorrow

so it can’t catch her


listen

after dark

a righteous tiger

growling like thunder


listen