1. When you wake up and your face is married to a veil. When the moisture holds the veil flat to your skin. When the floral lace pattern shows down the length of your neck. When you carry your self through the aparment, through the place where you live. When the window is open. When light traffic sounds rise up. When you watch your neighbors carrying on. When you see mothers wearing veils. When you see policemen wearing veils. When you see veils enveloping entire families. When you close the window. When you remember your wedding. When you imagine the groom. When you think of so many fowers. When you see those flowers appear again within the folds of your veil. When you follow the tall flowers. When the opaque meets the splash of your pale legs. When you still only wear one veil. When you add another veil on over that. When you fall asleep beneath the window with your veil trapped under it.
2. While you are trapped to the window by the length of your veil. While you remember the instances of irony in the Old Testament. While the prophet of the Lord is eaten by a lion. While you imagine your neighbors devoured. While you boil water in a small pot. While you sip tea. While you absently run your hand across your lap. While you watch all the steam collect under your numerous veils. While the columns of the fabric flap in the gust of the steam. While winded salt lights up into circular wind. While small ships take to sea on the floral voyage. While they navigate from your lap to your face. While you watch them continue their direction east. While you wait for the groom to come home. While you use your index finger to write a poem for him in the air. While you are arranging the next gallery stream. While you write the last few lines. While you the smooth the poem with your outstretched hand. While you await the parade forthcoming. While you hear a faintly unlocking. While you fall alseep beneath the window with your veils trapped under it.
3. After your mouth has been filled with veils. After you have tied a collar around your neck. After the layers of veil fray under your jaw. After you dream of the sea sailing lion. After you dance and shake with your head bowed. After the afternoon traffic know to look for you. After they watch you adding more veils. After you take on the form of a lion. After you decide to put on a show. After the groom comes home. After you show him all the veils you can wear. After you remember the nothing you got married to. After you're head is swaddled in veils. After your neck takes new form. After your teeth fall out. After you fall asleep and watch your body rolling, rolling away inside the strength of a tow.