Imagines she didn't know what to think of him, frightened how she thought him a stranger, an alien. The guinea pig creatures of certain extraterrestial films, meant to seem loveable but instead vaguely monstrous. Skull soft and hairless, a penis like a sea creature, pink and eyeless.

Less and less and less.

O my heart's son, how long before I long for you? How long before I cling or you do?

Long gone now. Happy...

Whoever we are in this sentence, (which is you and which me?), is itself reversible inside or outside the half- hoops which do not bracket us, are no circus.