a new species in construction

By Arch and Breezeblock

a tongue of soil & silver mining fires from flint
they call him a fool: a bible out of print

untethered and untameable
the double helix of light and dark

a scarecrow without a field
seducing claimed harvests
to the winter
before his loss
can become obvious
& before he
becomes tragic

he is a performer and a clown
hoarding decaying sunsets
building cathedrals
out of sunlight

worshipping each star
as a campfire
of his gods
(the interstellar migration
of the divine
& the atrocious)

a new species
in construction
in a circus
of gods and monsters

a criminal
who will bleed blue
before you
(as intangible
as the sky)

he is a glossary
of scars and incantations
a rotten spine
holding crumbling ceremonies
to the dying of the light

planting steel
in the hearts of dried flowers
swallowing a staircase of apple seeds
manufacturing potential

the architect of red skies at night
laid out in a bed
of slugs and shells

waiting for a new spring
to germinate


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Copyright 2015 Arch and Breezeblock
Published on Monday, April 20, 2015.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

words that refer both to natural phenomena AND bullets .. partially inspired by dylan thomas 'do not go gentle..' poem
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  • carlosjackal On Saturday, November 25, 2017, carlosjackal (2516)By person wrote:

    Ridiculously clever and gorgeously stunning work. This deserves way more comments and bookmarks.

  • dwells On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, dwells (5651)By person wrote:

    "Red skies at night - sailor's delight" (unk). Really liked the bookish metaphor references here for the subtlety of their use. The circus and the DNA strands - all in the blood perhaps. Well done A&B, and much enjoyed! - Dan

  • A former member wrote: I find this astounding. A piece to read again and again.

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