ZENITH

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Domenica Martinello

 

………………………………………………………………..11AM

Come now, take a crack at us.
Animal-women may be familiar

to you, or duplicitous women
doubling, working in twos.

………………………………………………………………..11:30AM

True, many men take a crack
but you don’t strike us as someone

so easy to bruise. We explore conflict
through metaphor, isn’t that true?

………………………………………………………………..12PM

Freud! what is your qualm with us?
Come, join me. Join us on the rocks.

Jung do you dream of swimming
or flying? I’m a cruelly numinous

………………………………………………………………..12:15PM

creature. I can accommodate. Memory
puddles like water, shimmers with heat

changes colour on the hour. As a boy
did you dream of monsters in dark grottos

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who approach, threaten? We do not approach.
Little fish, how can you break free of recurring

dreams when you’re petrified, when we don
the face of your mother, her lullabies?

………………………………………………………………..12:40PM

The thing about lullabies—you’re gone
before you hear their conclusion.

………………………………………………………………..12:42PM

Lie with us. There is no resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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