Boxes, Cast of Stillborn Colts and Calves: Sculpture Nicola Constantino: 2000
-after Eduardo Corral
This is how the dark sleeps under your feet:
boxes, wells, drain pipes rammed with bodies
discarded in haste. Contorted bones splayed
in a mass grave like a stalk of grape stems. Veiled
by a curtain of black sediment. Their bodies: broken
branches buried underground. Once, I tossed
an armful of sticks into the air: lightning. I thought
it was a rustled beehive. How small beasts
are angered to kill.
Amanda Gomez resides in Norfolk, VA where she is a poetry candidate in Old Dominion University's MFA program. Her work is forthcoming in the Eunoia Review.
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