September 24, 2014

Table d'hôte...

‘In Mortal Repose’ a sculpture by Diana Al-Hadid

until dinner was served

she said leave
two limbs free
tie up the rest of me

I wanted to make sure
I fed off this need

the breath blood bleeds
is the same gasping for air
and exhale when we regale
such clutching and falling
into what holds us here
parts, parcel and pedestal

the forest and fabric beg us 
tear yourselves down to sound
hide the rise of rain outside

there is an old rope
and pulley window
its’ glass rattles
and courses
horses around
our velvets
and ferocities
so very much in play 
we break bread here