Friday, August 13, 2010

The Person of the Cow



THE PERSON OF THE COW

1.

how fantastic that these words are here
how fantastic that these words are somewhere else
how dark is it inside a cow?

how fantastic that you are here
how fantastic that you are somewhere else

2.

deer are deer-shaped cows
crows are just another cow shape
Oh fantastic is the light of fantastic cows

O cowlick
fantastic calves are fantastic legs
O cowlick
fantastic tongue and groove flooring
and sideshows
O cowlick
fantastic are your cows that constellate
and are licked

3.

O dark and fatal crow down the well
O tragic bird-bucket gathering flight-water
and the moon

you are an ouroboros
a crow of fantastic light
that licks itself
a cowlick
that dines upon the tragic and fantastic folds of knowing
the terrible or hermaphrodite stars
the calves of the legs
the fantastic tongues of absent crows

4.

O inside every crow is another crow
wondering how it ended up wearing
a crow as an overcoat of feathers
it is winter inside the crow
the shadow of tongues
fingers fondling the star-filled sky
the inside of the crow
a limitless crow
the inside of the cow
its single perfect life

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