Alan Bernheimer
from Café Isotope



Before Defoe


Deep sky
Nights as a kid
Eyelids peeled

I've forgotten more
Drifting down the staggered lights
Than you'll ever know

Rhubarb, pieces of eight
Feet in the air
And the more I see

IQ getting filmy
Car lengths at a time
The more I see

Surface tension, rimfire
I need my fingers to be careful with
The more uncomfortable I get