Palm Reading20th of January
…here there is no homage to monarchyor to a preservable Yesterday. (from Paul Celan’s Meridian Speech)
A madman sea,curled lip and foam,teeth born and baredto the watering gazeof the afternoon.
Ochre star in salt-spun sky
with arms stretched wide
all grasp and line let loose
into the curdling dark.
“We have known every cave and every unseen path on the sacred face of our battered but relentless land and her canyons and…