An ancient hand was found; then a limb, a head
on the grounds of the old Greystone mansion:
when they were put together again
they found it was Demeter, from Greece.
They took her away. The mansion is gone;
a bone pokes up or blackened molar—
the old carriage house, a tree growing
in the fireplace; the walls all spraypainted
with signs and pentacles.
The Son of Sam conjured here, performing
rituals with his pals; and still the police
find flayed German Shepherds, beheaded.
Down the weedy steps in the entrance wall
a lion has kept his head; in the other wall
a horse is headless but otherwise
undefaced; the lion is doodled
all over: Jill loves John; Al heart Cindy.