the cake is finished when electrified. wine toasts
over inky coals
from which is used to write names.
were they to find the remnants of the book
rats would drown in the crumbs. eat gray pages.
make the clouds look like sky starting at the last
burnt to gradient images left
in church phases. the cross of stainless
steel. stained glass partitions.
the cake is edible when digested as is
the masses. the physical equation of
remorse. ending in remittance. the seven foot
thick ocean of icing.
the terror of sand
as the waves of sugar hit the shore. the deafening
bluster of wind chimes. the binding washing
out the ill heated oven. heaving
heaving retching. rewarding the starved and