Lead Pedal

Under a wet bed covered in blue
thistles nests a lead pedal.


Found floating unassuming off
in a distant sea pink & white
with foam.


It’s left an indelible mark. Broken
white piano key on a string
hangs from the headboard.


Pedal, find my lost fortune buried
in some foreign land. Make


me young with blood in my cheeks
last June. Take what I’ve crushed
& sweep it under the infinity rug.


Quick, Pedal, while no one watches.
Widow-maker, trap-door spider, blind


sister alone on an island, make me want.