Melissa Eleftherion

from huminsect series

Railroad teeth a lateral hangman
Coronal lightning the chant of algae
Dinoflagellate geometry
Spiderwasp flick of the wrist
And the sea cucumber catapults.

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this rodent my eye
living thing a bright line
the same true for bees
in their Dionysian drama
the old bonds –
“leaf by leaf alchemy”
our skin a vegetable patch
unsure of this animal
cataract – a spongy grammar

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