1. Bad anatomy
Frontal lobe, temporal lobe
unhinged for clarity,
Broca’s process, unhinged.
Hemispheres divided, subdivided,
broken out in this instance
Bad luck, bad
on the shady side.
2. The remains
Disposed living or dead
in water, earth, fire; or dispersed
from a great height
as droplets in air.
3. Late warning
Like looking down as you carry the new battery four blocks to where your car has died
– the old Karmann Ghia with rusting rocker panels –
to find your jeans already soaked & thinning from the acid –
blade in, already past your defenses,