night heron knows nights night simon mclean 2016

 

 

horsey ô horsey
ebony horsey

beloved

beautiful
black
beast

come
to cage
sea shapes
from shadow
of stones
without souls

sea
sorrow's stone

sea's
memory of moon

ghosts grip
book of birds

wear rags
to worship

hands
tongues
carried in cloth
close
so close
to wound

bodies broken
by fruit

falling

into augustine's hands

exquisite echo
of tombs
birds beat
wings

invincible until infected

hear hoisey howl
like locusts

hear horsey howl

sorrow
of sea

surface
of sea
in flame

breath
hammers heart

breath battered
by memory

memory of blood

why
are you writing
in blood
of horses

step
on stones
behind bones

strike
stick against stick
twig against twig

crying
last lasting
crying continually

constant
crying

irreparable

immutable

ineradicable cries
cries
without end
only beginnings
of beginning

maim
memory

horsey ô horsey
ebony horsey

beautiful
black
beast

night heron knows
now in night

in night's night

 

 

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