mountain withdrawal – Alex Tanner

 

                                                                                neighborhood traffic     eight-cylinders
                                                                brake less for speed
                                                                 bumps . nasal

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                drip of dendritic

                                                                                                                                branches                                                                                                                                                                ,

 

                black tar apertures          innervate a skeletal canopy                         smack
                   dab in a joint                      of tracked hills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                   snow-plastered front lawn

                                                 skim milk     special k     porch couch     coffee dregs     brittle white

                                                                               light . hands     going cold

 

                                                                                                                                                                           ,

                                                                                                                                                                   habitually shaking