What the Body Is
Symptom. Effect. The shadow that follows
Pushpin in the world map, clinging as it goes
from cape to sphere.
Calendar. Collection of dates, appointments,
Thin duplicate of every check written. Footprint.
Tracks. A trace.
The block of marble that we break. Sculpture of ice,
Bullet. Bee. Chasing a trajectory. Satellite, asteroid.
Chewed tennis ball.
Bandage, carrying injuries. Plaster cast, its messages:
Get well. Feel better.
Not the car, or the road, or the house. The doorbell.
The knob. The lock.