In socket and ball Vesalius

saw a grand design -- from 

intricate flexed knees

inferred a Jeweler

filigreeing worlds.


Pound viewed askance such

memes:  beneath seen forms

perceived blind anguish

multiplying -- clocks

boned by Dali.


Marvell prescribed orgasmic cures:

in tangled limbs foresaw

an antidote -- erotic speed




Post-moderns have been heard

to state that aimlessness

has displaced fate

and purgatory’s now

a treatment course


yet there’s a vestige

from anatomy class

beyond the reach

of orthopedics to correct:


conjoining is all,

is all.   Only connect.

The Raven's Perch, June 7, 2021