The Lost Things

by John W. Sexton

cuttings
from the root beer … a stain
spreads through the lawn

the housefly zizzes …
through its windows
we see the blurrity of life

an expanded childhood …
teddyphant
filled up my room

the crunch and jelly of snails
… a snakeskin dress
for Princess Slither

two drops essence of broken heart
one drop vanilla …
Knave of Ice Cream

a slice of space
fell into the Vatican …
Heaven is merciless

Zoroaster, tigers, ice
… the lost things
of Earth

an extraordinary jumper …
Gran knitted a room
then went inside

“… enthnarra logron … ”
the flock wallpaper
picks up a signal

her pearl smile, her bright eye
… a million bumble coats
sewn for her train