Wednesday, April 15, 2015

11/30 On Monday

On Monday
grab a knife
slice open the earth
then grip a shovel
dig like mad
imagine a pit
fit for your enemy
imagine his eyes
cut from ash
imagine a tongue
of an adder.

Then line your bed
with leaves and branches
collect oak and sycamore
collect twine and kindling.
Then start a fire
and when the flame
slithers into its coffin
caper about the hillside
watch your smile bound about
then catch a lamb.
Shh! do not tell its mother.

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