the fever of a scribe
in the margins 
of eyes.

the guise of ghosts
is worn behind
the ghosted guise
to rescind the rise
of skin and host.

-a turban of silk
sewn with
a tine
of silt.

disarm the shine of scars
 -our bodies wear
each loss
like stars.

with guillotine eyes,
with guilt an angstrom wide,
we vine,
we wilt,
in spine.