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I. There is a rattling in the spine or in the heart


II. There is a death punctuated by a stifle


III. There is a drunken moment instigated by an itch in the fingers or

in the back of the skull where it sometimes numbs in the morning


IV. There are rearrangements, temporary moments of satisfaction,

cups of coffee drunk with less and less reluctance in the cold


V. There are things that will seem to have existed for forever but in

actuality been extant for days months or years


VI. I wrote this with more or less all of the lights on at 2:58 AM when

it was more or less 38 degrees only hours after compact talk


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