Perihelion: An Online Journal of Poetry and Mayhem
The Phoenix Issue, No. 16, Winter 2008
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RICARDO ALBERTO MALDONADO

Envoi

We are lost on the bed,
an arm cut off by an abstraction.

Old pox, you
and your shirt sleeve.

Yet be careful when you walk there
(outside, the live oaks).

How late, Ricardo, how dark
and late already.