Goya

à walter benjamin

bull dances
before breath

until breath

gone

last
of last
times

time
teaches
end

end
of night

night’s end
end

remembering

remembering
numbers for requiem

shadow spoke
too

late
too
late

before carrying
bones in barrow
to broken
boat

built
ischium
ink

blood
from birds

ischemia
bloody horizons

enkaiein

hear
horse sing
perish

go

go

go with ghost
to boat

catastrophe’s
cadence

clear

so clear

so close

not so

not so

not so
far

from babi yar

from babi yar

bones
bellowing across

fields
& forests

serpent
sinks teeth
into thorax

thureoeidës

thread
into thread

being basket
wraiths weave

forgettting
wretched
friend

forgetting
wretched
friend

remember vessel
silhouettes stole

vein
after vein

sleep

then tremble

venture
to remember
vessel

boats

birds

blood

inscribed

in sacrifice
of your dying
song

your dying song

sublime stone
held

here
now

heart
hole

whatever
it has become

before birds

come

birds
come

restless
waves

submerged
in spectre’s

sea
salive

saliva
of so many

dead souls
singing

ululating
this night
ukraine

submerge
shado

submerge
sea

spectres
submerge

unsparing

run
to sea

silent
as sparrows

When
Wings
Break

When
Wings
Break

come
to well
with wheel

& weep

& weep

Christopher Barnet

Christopher Barnet

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