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"Your Second Head" by Laura Sims

Fell longingly

Into place

Christ—
Those brambles
Swept from the forehead

All leafiness, silence
Where harmony, love & delusion

A basket

Was it kingly of them

Their foaming cups
Their hands at the crisp
Folded edge of an invoice


—"Your Second Head " from Practice, Restraint by Laura Sims. Copyright © 2005 by Laura Sims. Used by permission of Fence Books.

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