posted on August 1, 2018 at 7:37 pm


within the hour

upon your return

I have fallen asleep

in some kinda hypnagogue

colder than fire

the stories of your earth

the many meanings of each word you ever uttered

the singing of the spear through my ears

the trident in the sea

my brown arms on your white sands

a shadow blots out a sun

a minute becomes a day

a fortune turns into a debt

a night in each life

a life in each night

star fragments

the illusion of the universe in a dirty puddle

the memory of another mind

the taste of another tongue

another god to worship

another slave to admonish

I walk through brilliant nights and stupid days

too good for this hell


too bad for that heaven

you never get used to the black sea and the black sky

wherever it is they meet I wish I now was

they will meet me there

surely to be waiting for me

nothing left to take

nothing left on offer

and when you’ve suffered sufficiently

and when you’re largely forgotten

and your flowers wash into the pool

then spirit  I will envy you




One Response to “emanation”

  1. avatar
    knot | 28 November 2018 at 2:38 am #

    virgin mary you bore me
    the white that is blue
    the blue that is white
    santa maria, yemaya
    i hear your voice
    all mother
    spirit of the seven seas
    teach me

    have you met her, surfing in the wave?
    seen her in the sailor’s grave?
    she with the gift of life
    the unborn call for their turn
    of brine and depth
    of 75%

    she rules this blue planet
    a shield
    her waters a prayer

    ishtar, aphrodite
    founds the family
    raised me up from the undertow
    we came from the ocean and sand
    yemaya, or the perfect tear fand

    a woman that stands
    a womb that bears
    you have many names but are one queen
    ever present, unseen
    isis, maria ave yemaya

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