Friday
Jun012018

Experiment with Flower

Dylon Jones


 

video tape a flower / decay / press pause when it becomes / more / rot than petal / not than plant / study what makes a thing / something / else / my mouth / once laced with mums / bursting with honey / all gums & gutter now / steel & holes / my hair / once smooth & thick / now tangle & wave / gone brown from blond / yet never anything / but one of those colors / my skin always tearing / when I was a kid / knees spilling / blacktop happiness / shed cell by cell / leaving / this new smooth / too-tight hide / once I was / a boy / then I was / this / something happened / between / there is no footage to pause / no artifact / but this body with my name / I don't know anything / about it except it is / me & not / try this: / take a picture of the last instant / a peony is a peony / print it out / tape it to my mirror / I think I know / how to fix my hair.