Tiff Dressen

Fragments
  (after Sappho)


I.

She only refers
to the lips
or eyes as

though a word
were

material   order would
tear before another
could

enter   once

the mystery
became a body   water
a creek or like
creek
she sat down
in it

II.

If she would
only refer to the lips
or eyes as

though a word
were material   order
would tear after
another had

entered   once she
sat down
in it the body
became a mystery a
creek or like

water    once