Nitrate in shining armour
grabs the girl
flutters away in flakes.
Heartbeat hooves
dissolve, and the
sword slices frothy blood. That
sulphur thickness
Golden hair is
trapped in
twisting fingers,
ivory nails curve through the net that is
all holes.
Dribbling water passes under
threatened arches,
outlined eyes stuck on bricks.
Moss and slime in the
rising thorns,
handkerchief on the wind.
Distressed candles
unused needles
oversized teeth glowing, they
fill her tomb mouth with a
metallic aftertaste.