Plum Wine -- Star Black
Lanternfish and Lao-tzu in tuckaway reserves
belong in Genesis with its hard-handed girls.
Foredone theosophers down by the creek
pull up a lanternfish and keep it in the sink.
Soldiers on tender-hooks on the terra firma
couldn't spot a lanternfish from a bridge in Burma.
Outstanding legalese in the highest court
can still miss a lanternfish netted in a tort.
Governors at jump ball, rolling up their sleeves,
omit the lanternfish from the press release.