eight names danced in their heads

three onions

one must have one

between the two

be unnatural

her aprons

wept over her plate


a yellow animal

and faun

eat chalk

bitter, distraction


‘where you go I go’

‘at last at last’

crafty and cruel

lying under an orange tree

four beehives


or even attention

apple garments

meager and monotonous


by rain and storm

inside the yellow well