and in the circling of those limbs

or rather in the dome, my own face:

anger, in the eyes, and mouth.

two limbs, each, forks, gashes, set

cut, nerves – set against

until the face is profile and

then, the back of head

the head turned its back

and numb

two bands of pain at the

neck – bird neck band

necklaces and region (limb) active

next to ear (pacific) between

them a narrow pathway (very, very old) upward, upward, upslope

and backlit