Thursday, April 9, 2015

NYC Ghazal

*a ghazal is an Arabic form of poetry in un-rhyming couplets where every second line is themed after the preceding one*

U rarely c fruits in papers,
unspooling fertility monuments.

Every burnt offering a sinuating song
leminscate serpents swallow their tails.

Plague theorem lamentation
pivot, ratchet, hatchet blood cycles.

Even Apollo's brilliant shadow too much,
so Gods trouble themselves unless disguised.

Hidden in allusions, catacombs in us,
unconscious divination of a penitent.

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