Ernesto Che Guevara

water still

shames

time

shadow

within shadow

shadow
of sea

we
wound

impossible

to forgive

this
body

reconciled

with diagram

drawn

at ceremony

commotion
celebrates

chase

accursed
hunters

through morning

never

comes

cloud
come

come

assort
alphabet

carefully

for confessions

no

since
shrapnel scars

providence
plague

guardians

of secret

serpent
& stone

practice precept

of being

pest

horses
surround

spheres

no

specters
surround

silhouettes

no

hollow
out hell

corner of cave

sky
burning

into night

obey
ocean

infinity
implacable

wash

in waste

exalt
in excrement

pursues
promise

to pit

hole
a hole

hell

hole

no

dress
in devastation

perfect

circle
within circle

mathematics

cursed
calculation

eternity extinguished

by brutes

speed
essence

in flight

birds
not benefactors

horizon
hell

illumination

darkness
drags

to pit

blood
into blood

mute
battles

blood
drenches

dirt

so
deep

running

into river

hang

from rope

as ancestors

naked

except for bruises

leaves

& lash

sing

of sleep

sleep

never

comes

clouds
come

tremble

tremble

trembling
shadow

within shadow

ceremonies

cease

thread
pulled

from cloth

stonemason
wears

smashing stone

pretend
pillars

planned

but
believe

robe

or
rags

priority

robe
of stone

souvenir

secreted

sweating
into sea

man melts

no

take
timber

for fire

no

no

endure
eternity

flame
into flame

night into night

death
diligent
infinity inconsolable

defecates on dress

robe

you yearn

yearning

vein to vein

vain

& vulnerable

sleep

walk

in stupor

surface
of sea

shadow

seeking

body

tremble

blood

horizon

walk
into wave

with memory

Christopher Barnet

Christopher Barnet

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