o glad spring

natures skin covers all again,

immortals forgotten

books buried in dull folded earth

tender vortice consuming hearts,

there is a thirst for the coming sand,

grass may tremble as it has risen,

flaming rings and streaming darkness

colossal worlds had not seen anything

of this before,

innate crawling at our borders

no day is forever,

spires and battlements no place

for ones such as this,

cold petals of a comets tail

let it pass

nine waves of birth

many wanted it shrouded

mother

scarlet ribs exposed expired,

now here would grow

one of a darker shine is coming

in a place on fifth street

habitat of men’s waste

civilization stiffened,

once before it had been seen

but not born as this had been

limbs without foetal sac extend 

ribs expanded

a new biology that was rapid and sudden

fear came in quarters

with each section of growth,

it knew and would consume voracious and explicit,

time segmented to be lived

as and when it wanted,

those who knew to object

found in a deep lividity,

and there was others born of old natures form

fragile anthropoid womb,

as they rose

as did the hero

figure in fixative of mood and relevance

could he protect against such malevolence,

he was a lure to the failings and complexities

we had once known,

from poulticed womb

sucking on earth drawn nipple,

would live and not yield,

he could not comprehend

that he would see

stark in it’s contrasts a beast to be fallen or understood,

flesh decays for a reason

both he and beast

faced a modernity

that was new and abstract

in a wasteland of succession ,

beast would find it’s way

limbs gave way to wings

stretched on the industrialism and democracy

that came before

fear could be a portent

science a response not a reaction

could not comprehend,

even those who had laws

that pastured and herded

experienced a sight problematic

with their domestication to older gods,

he again the one chosen to slay

as they truly wanted,

two creatures find a companionship

astride ocean’s they left

the tentative threads of old tragedy that existed,

and watch the tilt and slide

on axis of belief and society

fall away to a darkness 

worse than nothing

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Comments
  1. very cool Chris. Really like the layered depth you built here. Also, I think it’s great how you brought a sense of the spontaneity, almost a stream of consciousness, which really relates very well to the old tradition of oral storytelling. Strong write. Thanks

  2. A series of abstract expressions…I get the sense of trepidation…fear of change…the difference of “new”…adapting…looking for a reference point…looking and finding comfort where one can, something stable while transition continues unabated. Smart write.

  3. brian miller says:

    ha. interesting bit about them needing the transformation to meet modernity…and the beast making it a bit more easy than the hero….hmmm…something to think on…def…

  4. Shivers and chills!!!

  5. Eerie and filling me with fear.

  6. claudia says:

    this has lots of layers…very cool title as well…i don’t think i’m getting everything that’s going on but i surely like the use of images..

  7. adeeyoyo says:

    I enjoyed this one.

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