February 22, 2015

still eyeing the king of the modern human senses...

image by Robert Fludd
- Utriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris […] historia,
tomus II (1619), tractatus I, sectio I, liber X,
De triplici animae in corpore visione



still eyeing the king of the modern human senses

we smelted 
temptation's
raw pieces 
selfish pieces 
excesses, stowaways 
carbuncle(d)
shouldn't haves

we wanted to see 
the heart of each matter 
we wanted to feel them feel 
as we did 
breathing and begging
our clenched desperate 
dug in the sand 
our bargaining of humanity 
yoke fire 
negotiations
journeying rain 
for love 
and reason

eyes are 
always
a desert 
at night 
hunting 
mercies

nose always
smiles this dark
flaring wide 
and slow with
an ease 
of sly 
handled
heavy 
knowledge 

wearing
this crown 
is not necessarily 
saying
human beings 
want to be ruled 
with truth 
in their minds

EJR ©

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