in defense we carry potions
Peter Schwartz

there's always some beneath to consider
portions of an apology never complete
pieces of rain not raindrops;
orphans -- midway --

mercifully invisible
yet caught -- in the crosshair
of mutations --

-- inextinguishable --

-- indistinguishable as the amnesiac's
horoscope, a fan
of temporary vouchers
complete with timepieces

jinxes and encryptions --
it fits

-- blind --
as sugar

mixed with ashes from mars
-- inextinguishable --


in defense we carry potions
rain not raindrops
to deal with slow
giants with

the almost always happening
of any placebo

-- blind --
as snow