My brother with the brows of a pale fire
My brother with lips the color of jaundice
My brother with black failing legs
Legs broad and floundering like stranded white fishes.
My brother with the lids of a desperate summer
With fingernails the shape of guitar strings
With nine fingers born out of sine waves and the other
saved for amputation.
My brother who is a clown
My brother who slaughters with his chin
My brother who chants the chants of Satan
whose mouth reeks of salmon and phenylalanine
My alien brother whose eyes differ by nondisjunction and whose
teeth fluctuate to temperature rising.
My brother of cancerous skin and glass-hearts.
My brother of lightning upon lighting in the middle of a black subcutaneous rain.
My brother the only hermaphrodite daughter of his many Fathers’.