A Classic Game of Murder
dancing girl press, 2009
$7.00 (includes S&H)
A body bound in sweaty leather.
The Dinesen, the Wouk,
the set of Shakespeare hand-sewn,
sinew harvested from the body.
Each word, a cell from the body.
Each body hollow, a façade
A secret note of love or rage
hidden between pages 11 and 12.
Its body, bent and stressed,
a field of black harvest, white land.
You, reader, have read this all before.
Don’t worry. The culprit
is not so easily caught, and herrings
red and otherwise abound.