Jill Stengel

cover cracks with cupcake frosting.
do not let in light.
why not let in light.
fall from grace. primal wound.
you let go.


bearer has no name.


small creature, shunted. stunted.
stooped. crouched. curled. low
ceiling. half-light. something
made of stone. encased by
stone. hard surfaces through
and through.


little inca. aztec. maya.
gargoyle. little other.
contained. containing.
contents, counted.
score. scored. etched.

most noticeable the hollows
around the eyes. grooves worn.
fingers as they wipe.

a noun. a name. a thing
to behold. a sound.
sung very quietly.
incessant. incessant.

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