Thursday, August 28, 2008

Inverting the Deer




INVERTING THE DEER
for Craig Conley

1.

the deer of this earth have been doubly inverted
once, and their antlers point toward the centre

(the antlers of inverted deer point toward
the antlers of every other inverted deer)

once again, and their antlers point toward space

2.

do not touch deer
and you will not touch deer

do not walk on deer
and you will not walk on deer

do not mourn deer when you are dying
though their noses are against the glass

do not mourn deer when you are dying
though their minds are edgeless


3.

fish swim around the remembered hooves of deer
they understand
they understand
they know

4.

antlers grow toward deer
the deer which grow toward the ground

the wind rustles the hair of deer
the deer are a harp

5.

when the first trees
whose home was the water
whose home was the sky
began to die
the deer did not know what to do

and so, their smooth heads wrinkling
their hooves beating the water
their hooves beating the air
they ran through the world weeping

until they planted the branches
and ran over the world
trees growing like memories
from the tops of old televisions
from the tops of old brown heads

6.

there is only a single vast deer
and there is no longer sky

the deer has but one season
and the hunters wait for it

after a great while
they become trees
and bullets lose their green

night falls in the skyless rivers
& a deer’s breath warms the sky


2 comments:

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Sildenafil said...

I dont probe the idea of people killing animals just because the fun, lets see if those hunters would enjoy being hunt by the animals they hunt.