Carolina Maugeri
Prelude No.8
New Poems From the USA
Molto agitato fis-Moll

          open her wrists      held bird wings uncontrolled
                    fanning above in-
              vention      what cataclysms might

          in lawed form       Form monstrous the instrument turned
             duplicitous pressed      slouches he to

          this the revolution etude     Below
                    his window extends
             the thorn apple that bears poison

          this spectral dust     arching a spine capsized
                    by which     a blood eye
             vireo has its sleeve caught     feed

          for the random newborn vole     Slow reward