[a twist in the darkness]

a twist in the darkness unknots itself, thick and muscular
the light hits his eyes and they turn amber, pupils like
full eclipses. he elicits emotion from an indifferent moon.
quickening beat beneath bone. close the way a bird
feeds from a dropper because it knows nothing else.
he sinks his teeth into the soft bellies of stars and drags
them down into the sea, where the extinguishment
creates a billow of steam that lifts up my dress. we
eat carcasses of light, obscured in endless night.


One Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.