Protein-binding regions
Evelyn Hampton

the cylinder grows a single hair & i am promoted
to a new lab
i will collect the aureoles that fall out of
the faucet
they are not aureoles but mice their mouths
are growths
they grow proteins that bind to lesions in
the heart
my heart is afflicted so that it echoes each beat
with cymbals
the mice drop into my vats already sealed
by theory
the heart vat is sterilized nightly by a man who
wears headphones
what comes out of the mouths he listens to while
he bleaches?
what proteins bind to seal their hearts while they
grow hair?
what same different mouse will grow three identical
different mouths?
will you hold my breasts tonight and then lick their
little hairs?