sleepless thaw

Abstract no. 5

I studied the core sediment samples from your heart

The records show prehistorically your heart was malice

Microscopic fossils mark displacements and loss

I found demarcations of hopes dashed — and untimely deaths —

Near the bottom — a striation — an icy section where nothing thrived

How could something come of this?

How could anything grow?


I have abandoned this study

I leave the abstract to you

“I liked my little hole, / Its window facing a brick wall.”

— Charles Simic / Hotel Insomnia

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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