Belgian army engaging in force civilisatrice

sweat

blood

& saliva

turn tears

to powder

decorating
dead

perspire
in pit

defrocked
dance

hoping horse

follows fluids

vital

& venomous

to tree

bones
branches

dread

diamonds
sewn under skin

fear
fountain

vermin's
vessel

sailing stained sea

sinking

so slowly

hearing
premeditated pleas

slipping
under

so slowly

another

tower toppling

cloud
comes

predator

last
of last

waves
withdraw

into
wind

so lean

lean
into

lean
shoulder

into grey horse

immobile

fragments

of fall

ash

& algae

torso
tumefied

aequinoctium

no

no

no

so it is

it is
so

dimension
dissolving

so slowly

into sand

wet

with beautiful blood

converse
with crow

fluid
finite

memory
of horses

map
of membranes

guiding

through thorns

thistle

path
silent

so silent

vapor

vital

fluids flowing

learn
from leaves

bells

ringing

in another

time
fading torrent

turning
corrupt

& complete

night
knows

night
into night

sing
or suffocate

lullaby
lament

cascade
of corpses

waves & wind

wearing
down

to bone

&
broken boat's

tears

longitudes

lost at sea

scratch
surface still

still

shadow within shadow

who
heals haunted

sun
sleeps

unending

blood
bathes sea

cloud
comes

infirm

not immune

crowds

coming to crater

running

grey
horse

rolling in water

blood & dust

construct

some ship

from saliva

& string

sail

to bottom

of
deep

hold
out your palms

swallow

sea of saliva

mucus
& blood

swamp
of fluid

stolen

from
slaves

breathing
blood

cloud comes

spoken
by sea

silent

shell
to ears

reminded

of simple forces

weep

silent

sea suffers

barely
speaks

earth

running with blood

Christopher Barnet

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