Fragment Series IV

after Erik S. Miller

The red—

cupping itself, doing as red

does. Bat wings. Red

veins in the bat wings. Wings cupped as flight appendages. Veins

doing as veins do across the red

flight appendages. Red

bones or cupping bones like in the pool. In order to know we cup

wasps in the pool. Little not-reds

flailing for names. Red

names and everything suspended. Red

bat suspended from the rafters, cupping its throat in its throat.

Forget red.

Define rafters.

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