And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls;
and their land shall be soaked with blood…
– Isaiah 34:7
How quick, how slow
Discrete entities decay ––
Is love discrete? How quick,
How slow: in as many days
Or as many months – depending
On the blush, darling; three months
They tell me. Give or take.
Three months, till all your blood is new.
Carried like oxygen, this love
In my blood, the newness compounding,
Its pulses doubling feeling until ev