Skeleton Elegiac
Adam Strauss



Gadgetry, degage me!


Daggonit, engage three


Leopards in the activity


Of eating my heartwee!




Ormolu in its outré inscape eviscerates

Corn which refuses to form a field.

Birds peck. Mice run. Snakes eat.

Sun warms cold blood.

Marrow therenowis a freezing mausoleum.




The cold bones burn

Thus there's no

Doubt one has nerves.





Adam Strauss has work out in Switchback, Fence, and The Colorado Review, as well as pieces forthcoming in Upstairs At Duroc and Parthenon West Review.