Catherine, whose neck was broken
On a steering wheel of a Buick convertible
While milk gushed from her breasts.
Max the giant whose mouth is a black cavern
Since his tongue was amputated.
Barbara, whose father kept her in a closet
So no man could see her.
The All-American shortstop whose coffin,
He says, will be a matchbox.
They stop strangers on the street
To warn them about sick and injured bugs
They may be stepping on.
If they meet someone with large red ears
They try to hang their crutches on them.
When it snows, they walk in circles
Catching snowflakes on the tip of their tongues.