"Drought drawn retractions"
Brandon Shimoda

Drought drawn retractions


emulse in the craquelure grass


      Everything shakes




A draught of stolen perfume

leaps out

of a wooden bowl


hovers in the fine

bone air

a single glinting


marrow cell

finger prints on the obtuse

neck glow


in the side-drawn light

wood spins on

its hollows



down in the dirt




a lip






   a (stirring) salt