Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Pilgrimage with a Shimmy

" A Pilgrimage with a Shimmy "

by Suzán Jiván

A fragrant mixture
on spreading leaves
as silver filigrees
of Artemisia
with chives and thyme
as stoneflies
For a moment biting violins
both as logical and inexplicable
like a pilgrimage with a shimmy
left unfinished
Ably depicted as straightforwardly
as a poet and mystic of the lickety-split
at a crowded vigil for prowling animals
as artifacts of the wary in fecal matter
between two camps, pliant and groovy
in a mirrored universe
on the multiple moons of Jupiter
Like widely-separated eyes
with projections called styles
on the undersides considered primitive
with slender cerci and threadlike
antennae simple biting
predacious cycles
on stone-bottomed streams
forward-facing torpid prey...

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