Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Relic Environments Trilogy: Book I, Part 1.xix

from Book I, Part 1, Mystery Tramp Eclogues

The Water-Bearer

Collective images
Melting towards the light

The fingernails of the sorceress
Fashioned in smoke

A land without climate
A stone buried in ashes

Rough blankets full of holes
In the tents of soldiers who do not return

The others who came to meet you
Their feet stained with clay from the seawall

The water-bearer approaching, his eyes
Closed over with coins

Drinking this will make you immortal

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