In the mind
there comes a moment
when shadows fall back … like men
from a gust of something,
when the brain is light
as a fly on your wrist—
and in the jeweled eyes of that fly
you see your own six-legged self
being on parade—
the gold tuba grown from your lips:
Um-pah-dah .. cha-cha .. huuh!
Meet me there.
by Tim Seibles
from Ploughshares at Emerson College