(overdue, but unexpected)

a package

she got yesterday

from the abandoned other,

his heaving misplaced intentions—

now wrapped outside her body,

in faded deconstruction,

stamped, thickened paper sent from germany:

                   ‘he gave me some other

                    girl’s sweater

                   ‘black…two dollars’

their numbers painted on symbolic organ

handmade, he’d added to ambivalent pile;

retribution when watered down and

sent over cosmic salt baths

will never find voice in

her fortress made of brick,

she recycles your cardboard; she

donates uncreased self-help.