Force an albino rabbit
to stare at black and white
chequered patterns or
portraits of Salvador Dalí
Behead it and remove
an eye under sodium light

Find a man who drowned
his sons shortly following
the death of his wife
Ensure he faces the guillotine
and wait with chemicals
and a basket for his head

Look up to the stars and
tell someone you want to
sleep with how the light
seen is long extinguished
How you’re staring backwards
into an ocean of time

Write down in your little
notebook how you glimpse
violent movements
in the dead man’s retina
Remember his head was
sack-covered at the end