Deaf Basketball Tournament
Hand-gift: someone in the court has mastered constancy
by pressing through a pool. A cuspid letting go its theorem.
Retreat and gather. Retreat and gather. Through small turns
of finch, spilt lamplight reveals rain, one suggestion of outside.
What is it to be naked like pavement or goldfish, to learn
from their lending capacities. Someone in the court is alone
in her eating habits. Signals caught in the lint trap and forgotten.
The cheek of a face is like the heel of a shoe: impressionable.