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Prelude To An Epitaph

I live above a couple
farming bamboo in their flat,
I pray they’re not successful.

Rapidly growing aggressive members of
tribe Bambuseae are known to impale from below.

The fastest can grow nearly three feet a day
(that’s 90 cm for you smarter people).

My bed is low, my mattress is thin,
the odds – they shift daily.

© Chagall ∞

Calliope for Satie

She is comprised solely
of essential oils, lovely
silken flow, pistons in valve
lubricant, stamens on pistil,
pollen swollen anthers, she wills
the will of the wisp to do
her bidding, she calls sweetly
through the nightbird, coopts
its thin coiled chord to vocalize,
to trill appoggiatura.

I relax limb and tenon about her,
promenade on wrists and knees:
gymnopédie as it was meant to be,
arched, pointed, and flexed.

© Chagall ∞

Her and Mitosis

Petite organisms traipse ever so tipsily
o’er the photosynthetic landscapes of leaves
on yonder trees and nearby yews, everyone’s doing
the tango, the tangle of photons, lip-locked organelles,
dancing to Miles’s Solar.

© Chagall ∞

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