they litter the earth
each body bespoke by their branding
we give it word
these qualify and quantify giving some satisfaction
figured it out did you?
marginalize these marks into categories and compartments
looking for a lightness of being
as if you can know
why don’t you try to look at them again
they are after all registrations
telling the reader of a belonging
marking us each with the place and time blade and stem
to which we all cast the same glance.