He dropped,



in front of a new acquisition of

contemporary decoupage.


The piece was mediocre.


She was wearing

a shoelace tight


around her neck,

he used to say What,


is that holding

your head

in place?


And he said it

and said it

and he said it.


Her arms grew

into a frame. His


a frame.


The hole

in the dirt.


She wore

his plastic work gloves

to shake hands

with the strangers.



girl. Mostly

what they said is

Sweet girl.