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Poetry

tooth collection

3 May 2018

fertile ground
where trichor flown from bitten tongue lands
springs
emnous remnants a toothsome luxury
cthonia induced by friend nor foe alike;

envy what crawls
planting teeth in rooted feet
sown serpentine in gum and ground for giant’s sweet
the great secret of the Delphine earth:
thine enemy is He that knows thyself

divine and conquerer
sovereign stone crush cruft of life from the meal
crumb, spittle where long bristol bone run dry– so
against the rocks dashed the baker’s wisdom– there’s life
comes before work

meet thy maker
your teeth outlast my carpet’s glass
knee holes and carpal cleft sole marks of passage
now customs leave me
disarmed deribbed & discarded

 


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