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A Silence

A Silence

past parentage or gender
Beyond sung vocables
The slipped-between
The so infinitesimal
Fault line
A limitless
Interiority

Beyond the woven
Unicorn the maiden
(man-carved worm-eaten)
God at her hip
Incipient
The untransfigured
Cottontail
Bluebell and primrose
Growing wild a strawberry
Chagrin night terrors
Past the earthlit
Unearthly masquerade

(we shall be changed)

A silence opens

*

The larval feeder
Naked hairy ravenous
Inventing from within
Itself its own
Raw stuffs’
Hooked silk-hung
Relinquishment

Behind the mask
The milkfat shivering
Sinew isinglass
Uncrumpling transient
Greed to reinvest

*

Names have been
Given (revelation
Kif nirvana
Syncope) for
Whatever gift
Unasked
Gives birth to

Torrents
Fixities
Reincarnations of
The angels
Joseph Smith
Enduring
Martyrdom

A cavernous
Compunction driving
Founder-charlatans
Who saw in it
The infinite
Love of God
And had
(George Fox
Was one)
Great openings



Poem A Silence - Amy Clampitt