stone face serious
like life is gone
the silliest antics, sneer
only the dead
never laugh at my foolery

rock solid
tree planted wallflower
unwatching disgustedly stupid fun
only a rotting corpse
half gone to the insects
doesn't sway to my rhythm

ice brick reception
a mile of spine chill
icicle stab eyes
only a frozen water victim
blue lipped days late wasbeen
won't warm to my touch

(believe me
I've tried)

(Nov 29 1996)