to     run a mile as a blank sweater,     to

      be for a body stitched cotton noumenon, as though 

every fiber is hesitant sneeze,

     to     phenomenon—     breathing in fog, 


      minding heat inside skin

inside me inside minding inside 

skin outside—      to

      stripped and flung into a 


ditch-watered forest,

      to      lame by heavy

rain,     leafed with 

gutter slugs, splattered with



gritted: mattered to matter:

as though everything 

were      sweater.