How much pain does it take
to become immaculate? Create
immense heat from breath, surging
inside the surface glowing orange.
Immolate the heart. Hold
with sandpaper hands until
cold. When breaking, must be
as fragile as bones. Slices
of lifelessness forming limbs,
foreign face. Against resemblance
assemble without attachment. These bodies
of work are not one to own. Cry
until tears solder them whole.
When dry, blind with sunlight.
from a collection