With the bedrock…

by June 5, 2018 0 comments

With the bedrock it needs
though this city was built
on rainwater: shards

pieced together the way pots
embedded in ancient dirt
let these dead drink by steps

from stone scented with curtains
still damp except for evenings
lowered by hand into the last drop

and foothold – pole to pole
is what the graves remember
as bone, take hold till your arms

fill with towers looming past
and under the marble cliffs
the finishing stroke.

– Simon Perchik

editors note:

As rock renders bone from stone, memory diminishing until the finishing… – mh clay

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