YGGDRASIL

WILLIAM EMERY

 

at winter’s end restraints

crumble like salt like snow

 

a bonsai white knuckled

into a thin seam of soil

unbuckles unburdens the roots

fractal the branches’ breadth

pyrite cum across granite

synapse bright and nerve wet

 

there is a cock beneath my cock

a cunt above my cunt

 

the pubis mound of earth the mirror skin

yggdrasil taut from my asshole to my eyes

a progenitor of metaphor an immigrant

to the salt white shores of your room my fist

against the nervous welcome

in the heather of your hair

 

 

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