Where what and another forested away
he exhausted his arms
cutting yellow flowers. She fell. A fossil
in which there is no trace of breath
he plucked from her. Crusted long bones of nothing
buried in ice. Biblical. Dated. Time. Mathematical.
against hearth. Bobbing.
Alone along forms of might be might have been.
reeled off. Distances of human bodies
measured in scales of belts and globes
Complex muscle Four
valves Eight pints of
science and fossil records Evidence
of removal Broken limbed maybe Layered yes Made
mountain made Delicate. Body still. Woman true. But merely
a carcass now.
Lying beneath snow.