The East Village

Carrie Etter

from "Kassandraic"


Hot or
	depth.  There isn't any managing of curse

	the course of -- song?  Dirge, dirge, dirge

						       	and hymn.

Hymns for him and him and him.  Hot or depth: to confide the obvious

To obviate your confidence: this strain: heavy crescendo: 

	the longest hair unbound

			Put your hand on the flanks of it --
			the muscle moving under the skin 
(mere membrane that)

say: the wine-dark sea			the pitch ascending

into or over the shining sleep			(nearly palpable luster)

	nearly, nearly in the surfeit

	into the dirge