her womb is a room

a room with a view
a broom that smells
or a wound that swells

   a guardian in an ovary
   bleeding ivory
   reading bovary

a mound of bloom
a flume of doom
or a plume of gloom

   a papery sober coterie
   breaking pottery
   playing lottery

she croons to the dunes
she grooms for the tomb
she zooms with the boom

     she swoons