i. dirge the sea

 

shall we put an end to the sea?

re channel its eerie cries

calabash its black bawls,

––– elsewhere …

 

shall we dirge the sea,

sand its thirsty waters dry,

dust them

off

& maybe talk of deserts ?

 

ii. wrath

 

agape !

this ancient floor

 

warmed wool of seductive depths it

limitless,   re leases

a hell that desires our soul-spirit-space & thirsts

for our growing-glowing sins.

 

this floor-’s the arche;

its skin, we feel –’s a coarse rotary tongue

in

calcine mouth that swallows up all,

whole:

earth, fire, air, water, love, faith, truth, pain

sun, ocean, islets cowries, manatee, manity, scope, memory, glee

vision s, minarets,             spires

language, b

-orders, planets, poems, music, spells, serpents, shells, piss,

blood

sperm. salt. gold, poison, ink. owls, vultures, teeth, shit.

charcoal. hyenas, elixhirs, charms, alms, chalk. manure, rejectamenta      

 –––– everything!

everything, all whole.

the arche takes.

it un does tXture

in incarnate downs .

 

we who loft atop are merely

sublimations;

hell’din

celledin quelled ––

in cauldron funnel that 4-ever ever pries . stay,

we shan’t.

 

4 turbinal, our

soles sinkslow

into hot sifter of

spins, pins

djinns. &

 

only a cruel salacious sand

stands .

 

iii. dust

 

tuffaceous dustings

jiggle scents of

tragic intimations

wide

 

as-if   crows sunned

with   zills       bells

crotales,     yells !

 

a modal wind salaams

incensed dashings

 

Xango weeps ancient tXts & (jests) in

Sahel minor-shush

                                                                                       waning

declaring blue :

           

O mortal you, brittle-broken you,

all living-s a formless

sink ,

a speckled

ruin

 

iv. impasse

 

ruin ruin

grains of ruin as

crescents.   pulsars,   eyes unhomed

unmoored unseen

 

rains of ruin as river-gaspings

their showers stifling, unheard;

inconsolable

 

ruin ruin, flecks of ruin ubiquitous,

everywhere

 

ruin as placeless raffia resonances

ruin as such fibres flickering,

their parched struggles

unabated

 

ruin ruin, silky meringues of ruin

as a gather-rage of warmths

soilshily-sash’d

lush

 

ruin as indelible dunes ripplin’,

flooring squiggle s

in-2-in-4-each-other

 

ruin, ole ruin. essence of ruin as

a black-hole physics of mirage

suffusing radiant light being s

 

ruin as entanglements dispersed yo-yoing atomic

cinnamon blue s

 

ruin ruin, vascular ruin abiding fugual,

all ways

ch urning death

affluX.

 

 

Petero Kalulé spends most of his time seeking sounds.

 

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