When tides were strings to pull

leaves xfalling
into xxxxxxxxtime
xxxxxxxxxxxxelbowed out of xxxxxspace
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxclouds huddled xxxtight

flowers xtwisted xxxxfeet up
a black car xxxxtires caked in dirt
xxxxxxbutterflies
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxblue xxorange wings xpinned into xxxcork

in a side chapel xsaints xxxxdeboned

xxxxin the garden xxtrees xxxcradling xxrifles

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxon the beach

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa xxboat xxxxxxxxxxxdrift- ing

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxon the lip xxxxxxof a borrowed tide.