EMILY AS THAT WHICH SURVIVES
The neon that has wrapped
up Emily to celebrate Emily
is in for a kick to the head.
Some lightning, real lightning
that’s traveled free-form
& falling can burn a city down.
If the photographers that have
been asking to take her picture
think they know what they’re doing
then they are several thousand poems
behind me in attempting to figure
out how her figure works the scene.