The earth is shaking
Can you feel it?
an aftershock lasting for years
like grief, without promise of abatement
hair on the back of the neck to stand vigil
unable to discern the bullhorn from the bullet.
earthquake sensation earthquake rhythm
earthquake music earthquake second earthquake innards
earthquake houses earthquake tempers earthquake mother
earthquake cities earthquake heat earthquake moans earthquake outer
e a r t h q u a k e f le e i n g
to the edge of the world.
can you repeat?can you repeat? can you repeat? can you repeat? can you repeat? can you repeat?
can you repent? repent?
after so much compression
and heat-- nearly unbearable--
over time immeasurable--
until finally, it erupts.
(settles in the dust)
We are revolve, re-evolve, revolving
Mother Earth says:
Chaos can only rule for so long,
but for me
a thousand years--