The city insinuates movement.
_____Barely--through the rotten fog--the scrape scrape
_____of the dead instrument, the sharp
something jutting out of the field, the field
violated, sound draining away from--evidence.
--Locks the door, close me, lock me
in, she says to Maddie. Violin drifting in
_____from the island above her (third story)
_____fist meeting face in the island below her (first story)
father dying somewhere
in the vacuous canyon. Hospital says: Take this, this, take
these twice a day for--
thrush born in nest of throat, wing collapsing without song.