day-crack
light in breath-stop
mist a-stir
each puffball
of expiration
word for word
night-smothered
a diver gasping for straws . . .
the chill air
tonight
light as it was
before it was
winter bleakness — 
a hunter-gatherer
prowls the aisles
end-tide 
mudflat detritus
scenting dreams
before
morning glory
limit of sky
Latinating
the Heimlich manoeuvre
to death
after night
the vacuity
of blue sky
sealed by blood
the torn hymnal folds
of sunset