Nocturnal Self

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Nocturnal Self
The slowing of time is caused by a  vast penumbra
Shadows join hands, breasts, stomachs, thighs
Until there is only one deep stain leaking light
This night is painted with streaks of inconclusive acts
An amnesiac iteration of the day’s tense steps
Sharp pain is now black vinyl turning at 33rpm
Speech stretched, throbbing at some infrasound
Beneath the star bowl ringed by clouds
The  elementals repeat their cries
The mouths of owls-
Twin-talk, idioglossic forest words.

 

Veronica Aldous All Rights Resrved 2016

Photograph of the Moon Clock by Veronica Aldous

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About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Lulu.com. Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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