Mudlark No. 64 (2018)

we have tongues
but don’t taste
the blood of a boar who has eaten
his young 

she and i did not hear until we heard
a whispering of stellar birdwings
in our sleep 

waking us through all the starry abundances
windbone she is in love
inside you and wombing she is aquainted with fusion
nucleons forming a helium nucleus in the interior of stars
never mind how a bullet that pierces the jaw and ricochets 
off the shoulder blade becomes lodged in the lung 


Shann Ray | Atomic Theory 432, iii.4
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