Afeto

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Afeto

 

 

 

slit-moonfruit, slippery skin
hardens, pips and seed
bleed this quiet room
hanging bat blind as
curled up grace,
two-faced twin –
dreams in waiting

inside the cave walls
lingering with intent
lallygags this bodydouble,
cyclopic seahorse
with one-eye on the prize,
scaffolding skin shapes –
cutcake moulds
blasted in the
ancient kiln

 

moon into sun,
then a cry –
a sound so old
swelling up from the earth
that first  O
now broken.
the division
is done.

another version ….

Slit-moonfruit

merging into one-

the division not yet done;

Mother nature’s honey hotpot,

smelting melichrous lavalamp,

pahoehoe partings,

bloat and float.

 

Butter bean fingers

not yet hatching,

scaffolding skin shapes

cut-cake moulds-

thumb-pressed,

gently formed on

her potter’s wheel of fortune-

cookies; baked Alaska

warmed for nature’s table,

life’s birth- banquet;

blood, sweat and fears.

 

Picnic blanket of hope,

Mama’s metamorphic fizz

spinning fleshclay into gold,

alchemy’s magician

meld, swivel, burble,

hand and head glued

together-

thumb in mouth.

 

Inside the caved walls

lallygags this Bodydouble,

numerous layers

lingering with intent,

layer after layer

Lithosphere/exosphere-

architect of time

ancient wound

Womb.

 

Foliate/dropforge/interlayer

 

Tiny curled prawn,

a cyclopic seahorse

with one-eye on the prize.

 

Silhouettes curve

moon into sun,

then a cry-

A sound so old

swelling up from the earth.

That first O

Now broken.

The division

Is done.

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