cain
come
no

man
no

mystery
to man

standing
in silhouettes

blood
stains

atmosphere
of undertow

cain
come
enquire
little light
i hold

only
out of
vanity

embellish
end

listen lightly
cain
no one else
can
come

condition
&
consequence

catastrophic

shadows
synthesize
so

just
so

you
hurry
to yearn

to construct
vicinities

intolerable
lingering
in rotten
leaves

where oxen's
hearts
in
this
heat

consume
all
constructions

together
we tread
in all
this
flesh

organs
vases

wraith's
wrath

art of
annihilating
all

go through feet
cain
we are nothing
but cadavers

or birds
belaboring

doctrines
determined
by rummaging
amongst
ruins of body

entrails

intestine

bowels

falling amongst fallen

little else
so sad

so
sullen

sullen soils
feed

flesh's
field

hunting
amongst
haunted

promised
premonitions
during plague

contamination
chased
creatures

revere
remembering
roots

use
as
measuring
tool

terrible
tool

here
now
last

of times
yet

we not
born

still
salivating
over
one another

skull

language

lexicon
of loss

no more
no less

agony
of mind

mire

animals
assimilated

before
being thought
of fire

constituting
core

corp

corpse
carried
to circle

step
back

step
back brother

perfectly
positioned
in putrefaction

thought's
first
funeral

oration

owl's
oration

from
dead
drink

dictionaries
raising
wake with
stones

penning death
sentence in death
bed

surrounded
by instruments

movement's
mechanisms

take
away

from
below

below

below
living

presence

tear
up
papers
throw

throw far
from

coming
from afar

abyss
absorbed

rummage
randomly
with rats

going
through gap

before
break

through
ominous

cain cock
head
on these
shoulders

mine
sun's

trace's
totality

distortion
of distortion

detailed in dread

dread's
inner
necessity

effort
pancreas
pulls

from
this
thorax

choice
charnel
cain

but you knew
that before
i leaned
against bending
torso

telling
terrible

truth
diverts
attention

for
example
fission

cain
pass paw
around waist

dance
of death
we

have
forgotten

creature's
consolation
hunting

blood
blood

exterminate
apostles all

torment
teaches
technique

from
first

from
first

rocks
crushing
rocks

injuring
inevitable

momentous
missing

missing
moment
methodically

in moment

go
give

up
upsurging

cain

your
deception
delicate

just so

just so

delicate

stepping
on chest

i am too
brutish to determine

exemplifying
excrement

standard
of standing
in
shit

yours

mine

theirs

spectre's
shit
shining

shining
so

night
necessarily
nauseous

viscera
virtue

elevating
horizon

circles
configured

casualties
cain

what will
full call
curse

wandering
with
effigies
rooting
for
revenge

 

photograph simon mclean

Photograph - © Simon Mclean

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