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earth is flat


earth is not the sky

earth is black, not like sun

earth is cut by rivers but does not split for seas


earth is arterial, it is warm blooded

earth is permafrost, it is preservative


earth is moved by men, yet

earth is unmoved


earth swallows.


I.


i have combed my fingers 
with it

i have smelled the mossy iron


i dug a cat grave
                 with my father
                 with my little sister

i had only died the day before
it was his first time too


the clay was slopping wet, 
i saw sommething in my wellie prints. 


i lay in the leaf-litter like
a dead thing and sniffed my loamy fingers

with a mole nose.


II.


whereareyoureyeswhereare 
youreyeswhereareyoureyeswhereareyoureyeswhereareyoureyeswhere
                                                  areyoureyes
they are here in black-white                      whereareyou
                 oil drowned                      reyeswherea
                                                  reyoureyesw 
my tunnels are filled with	                  hereareyour
                                                  eyes???????
acneacneacneacneacneacneacneacneacneacneacneacneac???????????


III.


i am a dried up tree

i will be
i will be
i will be 
          a eucalyptus tree.
i will shed my leaves on the sun
before i am twentythree


a gentle push won't topple me.
see how deeply i have grown my fingers,
see how i have overcome appearance


i am slippery, slippery, my bark peels off when
you try to climb me.


IV.


(i walked the woods a day after the wind. my wellingtons 
whispered through the knee-deep humus and i am picking 
dead skin from my hair years after.)
Last edited by doubtfulsalmon at Mar 27, 2014,