safe home


the subject
admitted
at that time
observation
stress apparent

flutter
in the attic walls

morgue type
gurney at the scene
they only want a peaceful life
can enter anywhere
soft skulls
palmprints

postraumatic
stated that the subject
cannot lift off

heroin cocaine marijuana
further history
unknown
unresponsive
marital status
unknown
in the third part of the night
weightless

not straight up
became unresponsive
swooping
without success
open hinges
must
fall to glide
glide to rise


Kate Greenstreet’s chapbook, Learning the Language, was published by Etherdome Press in 2005. Her first full-length book, case sensitive, will be out from Ahsahta Press in September 2006.