{marginalia} what good objects do

a curiosity, as killing / echoes driven down

the sound of droplets a kind of torture dispensing
choices hold voices, move liquid around

to bring about a particular outcome, something
to pass over, like a bridge / stones thrown

and feet to run back home / a place to sleep
at the end of the day / a thing laid

out for you proving it's beautiful to lie / let's

close up the spaces to find what we've wanted
between words subtext / or a neck adorned

a finger circled to take the paint walls, corridors

could clean up well / to stand in for abstractions
such as happiness or a heart to eat away at, written

out of a landscape for distortion deadened / to let

out water, a small window / opened

Valerie Witte