Envenomed in Vain

“Envenomed in vain, / pretend enemies / feign an end to sting / after sting when they / understand nothing // and only complain, / the way scorpion / underhand summons / from…”

Stitched in Rivulets

“Stitched in rivulets, / a scratch of tear sheds / its bettering, melts / a path of wear, threads / silk lettering, tells, // as crushed shell does, sand / has…”