I-79 South smashed car in median windshield shattered stumped front end elderly couple man confounded stands hands hipped, woman sits in driver’s seat police car deer carcass abandoned barns in church parking lot large cross fountain
forcing water from spots on horizontal beam where christ’s hands might’ve been felled trees
silo left standing lidless beside brand new house hillsides scoured dirt roads going up
and out of sight.
Crescent wrench/ firm/ compared to the heart/ makes itself known/ to pliers/ vague background/ skin/ as if falling away/ recedes to splatters/ exposes/ metal/ twisted
wires/ the home begins in the hardware store/ makes gray lines between black and
white/ monkey wrench/ needle nose pliers/ paintbrush/ saw/ sledge hammer/ claw hammer/ spoon/ clamp/ heart/ splatters/ axe handles