The dismantling of trope


The incessant trope, and its
Dismantling - tasked
              With necessity

The broom of loud taste will
Crumble - slow first
              Baked arriving

As one does with open leaves
Untangling - deepens
              Rusty cravings

the poem sheens out a translucent
whim – and to

think otherwise is to reverse its
agreement to form and the parrot
of form; the poem thinks itself

out of a halo and goes back to null,
an afterpoem.