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LAZARUS SPEAK OF THAT NIGHT

let
black sun
shine

voyage
in carriage
of crows

snap twig
under
tongue

breaking bones
for you beloved

breaking
baptismal
bit of me

left
from beginning

kneel & pray
to prey
we woke up
to this
that

dance of death

dream of combat

dream of battle

dream of bones

vanquish visions
in dark
domain

fear
locked
in larynx

memory
of memory

turn
forever turn
to torso
touch

sea of sea

hymns
of horizon

kneel
& pray

so

so

so tired

so tired
of salvation

bury blessings
under bush

under that
bush

book
binds us

so
it says

calling
out
to true

cross
sword
cane

calling
out
in cathedral
crumbling

nature
not
nature

carve out
bodies of birds
beloved

carve memory
of birds beloved

sleep's sleep

people
shaped
in stone

moment to moment

breath to breath

path

perish

form
free of shame

sculpt
surface

derobe
dead
before
breaking

turn within
torrent
bleeding

egress for émanations

ropes

cords

wires
though
gates
beyond gates

beloved
burning
i lick
your feet

sun
for solace

go
earlier

story
sung

cantata

cling
to tale

march
towards figures
in landscape

horses running
into dark
sun

slip
speaking
in dead languages

benefit
breath

i don’t
have

thread
family
shadow

hide hair
under pillow

begin
with blood

shed

go
into room
of remains

place

time

concepts
so specious

we
won’t go

waves wipe
away
weeping

beautiful
& gaunt

apocalypse
entire
dragged
through
filth

stay there

later
lead

refuse
specialist reflecting

who
in hell cares
for consequence

thing

object

matter
matter
worth wait

sleep near
volcano

stay

innoculate
innocents

wondering

isiah
addict

recuperate
names
entered in registry

burn
to skin

flesh
manuscript

want
guardian
's ventriloquists

time

history
abandoned
vocabulary

frame
endless
detail

here

look
condemned
in enclosure

chosen
terrain

overcome
all
gestures

watch
fall
of a species

seething
spectacle

body
back
to brother’s
back

bend
time
for water

conceal
cloth

conception so
clear

shelter
smell blood
& bones

mouth
full

beatific
basic

night
you want

dream of combat

clearly

beautiful
cataclysm
born

want
to
go
down

diminish
end

grieve
down to ground
zero

close

exact

alarm
simple

pursuit
to bottom

weight of years

broke
bones of belonging

descent
deliberate & complete

covet
cranium

conceal
corrosion

perfect master
pig

legends
languish
when monkeys make
up mind
waiting for
blind

remembering
sleep

last
instance

sing
long after
your gods
go
in
the shadows
of their shame

let
black sun
shine

into south

painting - © Luciano Prisco 2018
LAZARUS SPEAK OF THAT NIGHT 2mh x 1.6w wood attatchment

Christopher Barnet

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