spark-plugging blood
       and lateral
         the universe expands
     faster than it should.
      once, when freezing rain was everywhere
    i told you that time is wheel and all of us
         are ground
        to ride upon.
     you asked where it goes and i said
life is a mountain of sometimes the bridge
         my body wants to remember
  is the song that becomes heavy.
     blurry light moistens the icy sidewalks
  we negotiate
       and the faces we wear over our faces
      fall like the tree of laughter
  we’ve given to the snow.