ERIC JERMAINE

to crook ones neck
like a violin player
bent at the knees
like a pianist standing up

to dress oneself in opera houses
allow the frequencies, the impossible cottons,
to sculpt oneself in the reflection
of their most brilliant and unusual dreams

i should like so much
to wear my hat
like a bird's shadow

for every question posed
which dwarfs the minds of geniuses
, let me keep conference
with my own chest
and pose from there
my answer, certain