Lyric X
Juan Eugenio Ramirez

You in reverse
a perfectly built human you
naked at sunrise

lugging baggage towards the door
forests with eyelids instead of leaves
flutter in god space

between Earth and Oceanus
just outside the door
your breathing sounds

minor chords into existence
lays trinkets of reverence at your mother’s feet
a hoplite’s shield and helm

a withered elm branch
but perfect that day
with many endearing habits

like dancing with the dog
clumsily balancing herself on hind legs
while you hold her front paws

an absurd pas de deux
a thousand demons chase
sunspots across the titan’s face

leaving it a pocked-marked archipelago
just another god outside your door



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