Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Dead Weight Mind

A world weighted inside my gut
pulling down,
a slow-poisoning ball of
iron, nickel – oxygen –
Oh, the surprise of oxygen,
that fast-burning catalyst
that lover of change,
hater that eats up all it sees.
Olivine, pyroxenes, garnet,
twisting like snakes,
live molten rock finding a nest
between the anatomy of ribs and gut.
My lungs are against me,
my heart wants to rest.
The tectonic world is too much to hold.
How long before it


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