peeling shadows off stones
Verđande becomes
her sisters

there’s a pot to cook everything
even dusk

perhaps the mind
is a ball
in a pinball machine?

“tutto, tutto, tutto” he says
forgetting the names of fruits

*Verđande is one of the three nornes in Nordic mythology weaving men’s fate. The name is usually translated as “present time,” or “the now.” Urđ is “the past,” Skuld is “the future.”