Carkiss
oasis of dead remains, of dancing
nostrils and intercepting ears

grill bashed, spine smashed,
soft sacs opened, innards snake out
kaleidoscope of oil in blood,
bits of plastic and splintered bone
tender meats, exhaust heats,
eye yokes ooze, marrow simmers
a concrete stew, bile and antifreeze
- a tail puff, a soft breeze

a stump, a gasp, a hallow thump;
Windstar logo in place, an ariel ballet,
constellations of blood against highway
light - fur, flies, legs splayed,
a noxious vapour mist - less than
shallow graves; antidotes to happy leaps