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Mother mouthed you from a
rye-eyed linen bloom,
borne & bored on a rapeseed bed
(insert the “gendering” of responsible action)
there you were, in your grandmother’s slip,
your very ancient DNA from a
haplogroup of Neolithic proportion,
(I believe you came red-gluten-cotton,
sucking faux-fiber, taut meat
suffocation between teeth)
Mother Earth pinned to your breast
like homework (“C+” “D-”)
reinforcing your synthetic value,
your counterfeit blood & bones
pneumatic token, a digital tempest,
fake breath, alternative girl.
She shaped you, made
hands from paws
hoofs to jaws
sludge to goldleaf replica.
Mother mouthed us false:
the atrophied stars—
in warped air.
Is it homogametic to save us
(address poetically our planet)
Amazon rams new, national identity
Transparent new brand:
You don’t speak
my clan tongue
casted a dozen swords
welcome to my deep state
They’ll find you,
Whole Food kill you,
stake claim to
land & animal.
They’ll give you dense
& say, “swallow these.”
You won’t float.
See “multiple habitable planets”
The point of the monologue:
reinforce quo, ego
Earth is oily
Earth is classified
Earth is special
Citizen assigns significance
scope & sphere immediately tangible
See “the horizon”
water is lamina
bills (from tree flesh)
coins (from mineral/alloy/rock)
yet for years
no gold in Fort Knox
to back our debt.
Think of the clover mite,
so micro red; my mother
so tiny in the Brazil heat.
That’s how I see her now.
Water is lamina — rust, moss, & rot.
Wood anemone plus globeflower equals sex
power: source your senses from fluids.
The Bear staged Eagle’s extinction.
No time to write to your phantoms in uniform.
Unmask each night & investigate
weathervanes for bad bearings.
Keep watch for duplicitous foxes,
seeking eyes in the bottom of your wineglass,
maps that isolate themselves.
As the photo studio burns,
children howl from having to sit still
too long, grabbing their forcefields,
becoming rinds of mother & daughter & son
dying in an organized fashion.
Epiphytes are plants that live upon other trees without actually causing them any harm