Killing at Mill Creek

Sleek, sleek, the rushing creek

the rushing creek so sleek

Harsh, harsh, the bubbling marsh

the bubbling marsh so harsh

Chill, chill, the creaking mill

the creaking mill so chill

Deep, deep, the vagrant sleep

the vagrant sleep so deep

Dead, dead, the floating head

the floating head so dead.

From Ninety-Seven Poems, but otherwise previously unpublished.