You are your own gathering
with soft secluded fireflies resting on medium around your collar"
A gathering is an adequate symbol of itself
a gathering of everyone you've ever known
now frozen in individual serving size times
in the brain like bees trapped in different versions of the Coke bottle"
The money of the people of your life
their hearts from rich to diluted
and moonshine hearts are favorites
vast and homemade and fun loving
willing to share like songbirds"
These hearts you'd thaw out and use again
put lipstick on them
give them glasses
sit within them
as if moonshine hearts were a riverbank"