Smokestack candlestick

Linden-handle check-wok

Fleece rocket, cheese cricket

Racket fleas, temple sock


Onion beggar, blood-bling

Sling gum, trophy tongue

Grit orchid-scrapsong

Soldier slave, knife rum


Diamond dollar, fax-heart

Brick yacht, skunk rot

Steel kiss, wreck bomb

Giant sentence firestorm


Orphan casket whips ram

Ghost-sink slaughter-down

Silence. Science. Wing. Rain.

Who will take the ashes home?

Anouk H. Henri holds a Master’s in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts and currently lives in Ottawa.