Poetry 2012 / Volume 43

Cosmogony — William Spencer

The influence of Humbaba revives you and compels you to destroy art.
The influence of Enlil suggests that you never die.

Climb the mountains and whisper into their ears. Don’t interrupt.

Fire rises up to repair with the empyrean as you try and fail
to go to the river a second time.
As you try and fail to send arrows.

We live like waylayers now, spilling wine and taking pearls.
We live like monks now.

I’d have though someone in Your position would understand.

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  1. Pingback: Current Issue: Volume 43, Number 1 — Poetry Issue, Fall 2012 | Coe Review

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