[F]rom things lost you were cast out brow-splitter
clutch close glowing wick greet your memory
one skull then none, prayer-shards, my one-eye slur
moon-eye upon my forehead. Machete
scars here and here, a cigarette put out
in my ear half-devoured sinnerman.
In the wood, wine-fresh with weed, fresh with sprout,
damn with green fuse; I gagged it down began
clinging to this last evening, shredded, who
buried this splinter gagging on crypt and cask
licked each wood-hour scar of my ruined face
for I dig, you dig and the worms dig, too.
Give me earth O face, ugly face, my mask:
remember! I drink away this disgrace.