Sound Stage

Anne Marie Rooney

Nobody and a rock, the girl walked the street alone
The only girl, the world was large and a flatness and
Nothing became a candle, nobody and the rock
And the girl, the only girl

Every size indicted under the sky, its size
As gauze as a helmeting pulse
Zzzbt zzzbt, or nerve heated to astringe itself
And the only bread, and money, anemic fire

Shaking girl shaking blot, foot pedal
Of rocks, the landscape siphoned forth
With bird look fastening, or nobody
Is a street a street, strict and wide?