Daniel Andersson

From Mercury to Sentiment: Drag

Something is burnt
              my fingers still learning leaden fluent mercury
              fingers will find an agent that fixes
Digital digital
              replace silver nitrate

A flyer is burnt, a butterfly breeze,
              awkward in scansion,
a wisp of ash flattened,
              gawky aureolic
exhausted by cars, the search for its nest
              and the wings that its left

   already now's then,
this momentary transact seeps into sepia