by Bill Yarrow

I have known a head become
a callus, matriculate, stop
shaving, move to Vegas

I have known a mouth become
a gland, install a flange,
sail to the Western Isles

I have known a bicep become
a tear duct, argue its authority,
sabotage the badinage

I have known a skin tag become
a pustule, take up the flugelhorn,
extrapolate the Florentines

I have known a heart become
a kidney, vibrate, grow
wings, fly off into the piss