a twist in the darkness unknots itself, thick and muscular
the light hits his eyes and they turn amber, pupils like
full eclipses. he elicits emotion from an indifferent moon.
quickening beat beneath bone. close the way a bird
feeds from a dropper because it knows nothing else.
he sinks his teeth into the soft bellies of stars and drags
them down into the sea, where the extinguishment
creates a billow of steam that lifts up my dress. we
eat carcasses of light, obscured in endless night.