She taught me that
Diana stole in the form
of a cat to the bed
of her brother,
the Morning Star. (He
dge ghost and so forth,
lifted upon the bree
ze.) She taught
me to prefer the nomad
to the deracinated:
both inhabit a zone
between paradise
and liberation. (Fra
gments of words I glimps
ed falling from the
revolving tower
in darkness and flam
e.) How bourgeois, how
academic she had become:
I laughed to
think of how I had
descended among the
emarginati to seek her.