wardos

8

I was having dinner in the Kirkland dining hall with Mark, and I had the chicken with me because I had to have the chicken with me at all times. This was college. And the dining hall was serving chicken for dinner and I had to feed my chicken, so I… Well, I took little pieces of chicken and I gave it to the chicken. Someone must have seen me because the next thing I knew, I was being accused of forced cannibalism. 

the season is 
upon us, and so
begins my fifth
year of this war

doe and ewe alike
run from the ewer
of this black storm
piling 

docile, rotting
I cannot bear to 
look

this mindless
ache, this
insufferable unrest

moon entombed
by the growing
bank of dark
and storm

rushing in like
circling wolves
mindless as
wind, for blood

the woman
of the iron hair ,
indifferent

I slip and sleep
into silence,
hoary with
many winters

and the stars,
scattered out
through celestial,
lifeless end

mock, agonize  
my frail
understanding
to riddles and
meanings that
are unanswerable

submerged, into
 stifling , ordinary
fear

universe flings
itself infinite ,
cruel irrevocable  
corruption

such are the
tired memories
of shadow