MY PENNY-FARTHING DOUBLE
I can't go anywhere without this image
of the old and ancient before me. It's more
than sometimes cluttered, and other times
I'd really like rather to just be alone.
Saints and scribes, prophets and saviors.
All those kings who came down form
the hill. I live with those things, while
they each try to message me something.
How to level to mass of Mankind, the
playing field of the wide-open marsh.
The way the Rhine was straightened,
and how the Volga ran with blood.