Rear View Mirror
Caroline Gerardo © copyright 2011
Adam will feel shame again.
A fox’s venetian red coat glows.
His heart desires raw chicken.
Breast not feathers, and entrails.
He steals the best parts.
counting his krugerrands
some lesser will clean after
You will feel shame again
motis operendi drives the vehicle.
Conquer tuck under secret wing
Search the fingernails
bacterium destroying soul
Wash the container, recycle new love.
Don’t use the rear view mirror.
Don’t send an apology to absolve yourself.
In time you will feel shame again
but never understand what you made to ash