81   His Toy Takes Off

19...     all systems hnefatafl go.
Square one. Fold up     your golden RI game.
2 seconds now. Venice to Sutton Hoo.
Way over fatal Henry's     phantom fame

[no sugar now] the stars     concrete     & ever-same
irrigate a mirror image,     balanced
on an orange     L-shaped     gyroscheme.
& Leo halo = mass x horizon event [entranced].

Binary,     buried men & buoyant     coffins
make a comeback now     on scaffold stage--
barbarians     go Dutch     in paper gondolas,
& somber subway harmonies     ring for the page

whose queen translates     my thorny hide & seek
& saved my life     just     for a new song's sake.


Henry Gould | Island Road 82
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