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The Web Poetry Corner - M A Heathcote - Smoke from a spiny cacti

Smoke from a spiny cacti


M A Heathcote

Flame of dust, foil of water
Knife of flesh, quill of feather
Rapier of hair, keynote of ear
Scissors of salt, dagger of tear
Blade of death, oil of bone...
Fusible, provisos of stone:

Sheath of snake
Shell of lime.
Fissure of toothache!
Stalagmite of slime
Blood of rock
Bough of air
Cradle of windsock..!
Stalactite of knitwear..!

Larva of love, flower of frostbite
Maggot of fruit, fire of milk
Nurse of labour, gaff of cockfight
Malaise of webbing, incubiís of ilk
Moth of moonlight...
Mantis of grappling...
Cocoons of paralysis, worm of silk.
Orifice of thigh!
All of them are ligneous in ringing...
Smoke from a spiny cacti.

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