BY TAYLOR FEDORCHAK
You have options: above, below,
or ashes. Watch your step: pine
the ground. How people become
obstacles: footfalls on oyster shells
become footsteps on gravel. Fake
jack o’ lanterns compete with artificial
crab wire trees in this town
of second homes, Cheneys,
Rumsfelds, and Ferraris. The living
lend their shadows to lit windows.
The brunette enters the bed-
and-breakfast with a black suitcase
where the previous owners arranged
bodies. Place a brick behind
their stones when they start to sink.