They poked each other with their blades, spread their blood on the windows.
When she charmed worms out of the ground, she did so alone, with her wood rattler: a long stick carved with teeth, jammed deep into the earth, scraped so it sang like skeletons clattering.
After we signed, the realtor handed us a list of chimney sweeps and a pamphlet on fireplace safety, said “Watch for falling body parts,” then turned over the keys.
Grasp our babies /gently, between
massive jaws / teach them / to chomp minnows / and toes