Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The Needling

H.R. Giger No. 473b, Debbie III, 1981, acrylic on photograph
100x100cm




to heal
I stick myself

with thin silver
needles threading

into the deep
meridians that travel

long roads of my body

I drink
the bitter teas

of deep roots cottonwood bark
desert brush Ming flowers

dark in my white china cup
I float freely

the ancient locust husk
red scorpions to sting loose

my frozen tight tongue

(c) Migratory Birds: New and Noted Poems, 2002

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