Late Dynasty Statuette

in clerestory antiphon
let angels hug your theory head
and paint your sugar nails


the small musketeers of the second world
some tiny grassy carousel
your wild dogs, arachnid
the sands here


wearing bright ecumenical tides
in a shimmering waterveil
with my sleeved teal limbs
i collect small flat stones
for constant storied worlds



Photo by Ivy Rae Jackson

Elizabeth Treadwell lives and writes in Oakland, California, where she was born in 1967.