Closure [a chinese painting] This is the heaven of your destruction. Cranes surrounded by palm trees on either side. The Gulf of Mexico lies between us. Across the country, asphalt roads break into dirt. _ Once we could have curled through the skies as luongs. Your feet are immersed to the tarsus in the Everglades; you sought eternal life, but you seek on a vulture's peak. The depth of the Pacific came close to drowning. Claws of a woman-once-fox are imbedded in your chest. A peony wilts. This heart is a bare orchard, that once dropped peaches.