this entanglement demands language.
i plod through crumbs, strange chalk,
smeared noise. we have become
a minefield. an unresolved dissonant
chord. rusted remains we must un-
earth, square after square after square.
every morning, i string a plot and dig –
it is a job. c and c sharp: how did we
ever make believe we were compatible?
yet i attempt to chart our minuscule
progress, one millimetre at a time.
Lorelei Bacht's poetic work has appeared / is forthcoming in After the Pause, Barrelhouse,The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Sinking City, Harpy Hybrid Review, One Art, and elsewhere. They can be found on Twitter @bachtlorelei and on Instagram @lorelei.bacht.writer. They are currently watching the rain instead of working on a chapbook.