The Earth kept cool all the way past the opposite stitch
and is now rounding back to frozen via fresh tap water
And everything that happens in the year's second half:
we are diminished, underweight against the bloodless.
Even a plant, with its legs down and in, is a cold polyp;
even reptiles must gift a salutary response to the Sun.
A planet can only be the dirt ball, fecund gutter nursery.
What makes you blush is an orbiting belt of griddle spit.
Graves, inhabitants *
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