Albrecht Durer — The Wing of a Blue Roller
A rainbow is rent from the body –
a pinned wing for gaping and pointing,
painted in the planet’s palette and fuzzed
with the recollection of flight. Now
staunched under glass, mites still
creep in and chew the world
apart, fast as oil slipping, not
mixing with the ocean’s
A hydra with heads that
render cutting (emissions) futile.
A hydrant hit cracks open and the
deluge shoots sideways, it’s wrenching
to watch. My watch is ticking, your clock
is running out of linear time. The heat
draws a line of sweat across our
necks, the guillotine of human
rule. A murderous monarchy
an empire’s end, sinking
on seeds of milkweed.
Jessie Zechnowitz Lim
Jessie Zechnowitz Lim is a mother and designer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds an MA and BA in Art History with an AA in English from San Francisco State University, University of California Berkeley, and San Diego City College respectively. Her work has been published in The Bold Italic and Mother Mag.
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