howling growling

grow me a tail sacrum

from the stub of the spine

lithe lengthening vertebrae into space

behind beyond


a flick of the tip


pelvic mouth swings between curves

animal and instinct re creatURing

being beastly be–Ur Urbeing Ur UR


breath slides along vertebral curves

a mouth in both directions

breathing through teeth reveal


a deep subconscious inhale

even as the body sleeps tail speaks

with serpentine gesture suggesting

'the song buried in matter since the beginning of the universe'.*











*Alejandro Jodorowsky, The Way of the Tarot. Vermont: Destiny Books, 2004. from 'And if stength spoke'

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