Song of Scent Gland

by Rachel Piercey

Oh wallop of want, oh stop-in-your-tracks
Oh all dressed up, oh stagger back

Oh stomach turn, oh trigger twitch
Oh synapse-wrangler, oh clenching fist

Oh walnut-crease, oh sauce-bouquet
Oh see-through brawn, oh pressured grape

Oh little shove, oh furry-soft
Oh all backstage, oh warning shot

Oh wringing sponge, oh wild honey
Oh always dripping ahead of me