Caroline Crew



Plastic Sonnet 14


It's almost lunch.
Today has released
things into themselves:
ash water, milk curdle, thrum.

This is the finite kingdom
your heart has made—

a creature might forget
to weep in such florid weather.

Yet I dispraise this darkness
you busted, my civil tongue
knotted in a waiting decade.

In line we wait with the trick
in mind. Cascade light—
talk esteem, say everyone
around you is a one true love
& then ten & then on.




Plastic Sonnet 15


we two look two ways
looking for bees
to find another cavity
this is a major flaw

I look on
the whole thing
from the sidelines
the soul that flies
away from the body

I look weird because
I started to fail
as you would look
if wearing satin
to a river

please do not blame me
please do not
accuse me of wearing
the same sunlight

shut me safe
& most divine
in this the outside air




Plastic Sonnet 16


Architect of my hot sugar
do not make me for the high rise
build big & low on this bloody earth

I shake down alone
you can keep your classic
high all night

what do I care for stature
so saturated in this mud
my sweet home water

why conquer a horizon
when there is flex in lifting
upward as in crushing low

do not forget the basement
fielding this purple this red & tight
heart where records are lost




Plastic Sonnet 17


strike up & strike
the general direction
while I'm at either
there are sad songs
you should choose better
it is only that idiot god
that gets you haphazard
which is to say you make
my screen heavy reading
you can click to occupy
the public places
never spit on my pity
documents & I will keep
you as fine memory foam
in a tomb that is half dust
& all electricity cave
come on darling
be used