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  89.     

Extensions of Crash - Strophes For Frieda Kahlo

As with love
also the bellows

Strophe 1


no stopping here

to flare out

dry paint

the dryer flesh

peel down

to bone


sexless skeleton

skull no longer

mustached


skull and

nothing more


curved calcium

forever reliant

upon canvas

upon what is

congealed there

to fan and burn


a 'cauda pavonis'*


*Peacock's Tail (Latin, an image in alchemy)


Strophe 2


Calavera - the Future
stands hand to mouth
fingers to forehead
unfolding before still
instatic shapes

framed perceptions quake


Strophe 3


to come to terms
with what happens
repeatedly

16 years of age
piercing metal violates

turns into something
utterly astonished

livid

burns to vapor


still each canvas
backward falls

cruel alchemical
vas splinters
unrelenting nerves


encased steel-plated Virgin
takes a cyclops for a lover


Strophe 4


Discovery of the always
heavy Zero - only Absolute
of merit

births multiplicity
arms grown beyond counting

the better to carry
unforgiving densities

Gift from Arabia
the non-alloyed Zero
unmeasured by mass

better names for god:

thermal history

twisting vector

ghostly mirage

prima materia


in spite of or within
Metallic Matrices
blacksmith heart
hammers verdigris
chambers ventricles
shapes Newton's
grave conjugations

more names:

timed solidity

hardened Presence

dilute rendering

base metal


Strophe 5


'Chaste plutonium wire
bear the blunt Presence'

volcano born she
turns into conjugal
vessel

Quetzal plume
conjoins to Serpent
skin rebirthing
extensions of crash

and a returning God

boat and horse
delivered from
the red beard of
the bloated sea
confronting yet
one more deity
requiring blood


Strophe 6


only a swaying bus

careens yet again

repeats collision


Virgin's hymen torn


amniotic Host a

Lover forever dividing

concealed antlered

uterus


anvilled annunciations'

apparitions strung

on coniunctio


destined to see

deities through to

the end beyond capacity

to smell necrosis


to see the exit wound

of soul coagulate

disguised as skin

muscle sinew canvas


Strophe 7


Circulatio

arrive again upon the
threshold

the bus once more stops
at her stop


carries her forward into Legend
 
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  90.     

First Snow of New Year Haiku-esque

to hear leaf beds give
weight to what has fallen

much to learn there in that
 
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  91.     

For All The Words Dished Up - Two For Emily Dickinson

1

For all the words dished up,
A plate without meat. Maybe, bone.
No love fattened you,
never used your flesh.
Green as grass you stayed.
Dauntless, no narrow fellow passed.

2

This talk of death, dear Emily,
I know it intimately - plain talk
describes it best, as you know,
this Mystery grotesque -
concreteness like tombs hard in
the eye or that slant of light
obscured by a fly.

OK. It's done now. And ever will be,
for all the words in green
afternoons cannot evade mortality -
and soul no more than that butterfly be,
I laugh to call it Eternity that waits
beneath this plank, that other room
where a coach kindly stopped,
dropped you, yellow wing, still and
dark, now daunted and alone.
 
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  92.     

For First Day Of The New Year

New Year's day -
already, empty bottles,
resolutions forgotten.
 
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