Bucolica (20th century)
Nature sculpts form: attractors in a maelstrom --DNA the norm.
Clouds, shorn volcano mountain . . .Art without boundaries.
Feathers to flocks;
mud-dashed omens mourning.
Human arteries flow beneath,
concrete moving --
a petrol & oxygen feast.
Mid-table a locked chest, empty. Salt is a medium best used cooking. At this table appearances are deceiving.
The young ones stagger,
suck for breath, bruising pinfeather to breast -- tails fatally spiced in automobile fallout.
Cat-back pumping, quivering before a leap.
Killed . . . without a peep.
Human Strands Unraveling