February 10, 2007

An Impossible Darkness


Do you know
how the caterpillar
turns?

Do you remember
what happens
inside a cocoon?

You liquefy.

There in the thick black
of your self-spun womb,
void as the moon
before waxing.

You melt

(as Christ did
for three days
in the tomb.)

Congealing in
impossible darkness,
the sheer inevitability
of wings.

As heard in "Naked Watters" Lyrics and Poetry by Kim Rosen, Excerpt "An Impossible Darkness" by Peter Kaler

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