brush with that nightskin this dayskin.
tangential coatmerge. totem furs.
chill chubby sunmemory, thinlimbed mist.
faintly known. vibrational. space-hung.
taint inspiration, carnal miasma.
turning. pacing. turning. pacing. focus.
flash flood of star-mangled breath
just outside the scent markers of the gang boss
just outside the territory of the tribe
as they sleep. snoring. gone. I alert,
both eyes scanning,
skin stretched wide