Taking Liberties

There was this tiny warp collapsed the sky,
stove the stomach in. This, not to trifle with,
brought to heel the ambient usual,
filling space where it might most matter:

            there's a blind eye between us, fluent
smut just off-centre —

Such times, with unmitigated satire,
intensified the small thing keeping step,
            a full tilt orchestra
pursued the inclusive chord, ratcheted its din
to screaming point, lugged away cloud.
A fiery babe revealed.

You'd come that close. But then the revealed
will draw down subfusc
            In one sense, a whitening disk.
It couldn't settle, finally. A dropped

screw pulverized the milky filter. I see.
Lightning will have assailed me in my cradle.