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Famous Reporter # 34
 

 

 

BARBARA DE FRANCESCHI

  Bone and Clay

the museum is poorly ventilated
a venal draught plays with mustiness
body constricts
as though wrapped in a coarse weave
 
I run my eyes over artefacts
whose meaning can only be guessed
the feeling of being watched
is un-nerving
 
tubular bone beads
stingray spines
tripod jars crafted in clay
the mind shuttles to Maya cities
looted tombs
a bloodletting of antiquity
stuccoed walls
            swell in
and out
            glyphs traced
in red cinnabar
            blur vision
behind closed lids
            effigies cast
serrated shadows
feet slide over flakes of chert
nausea gags
potsherds of primal self
list sideways towards a curse
from Rio Azul

 

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