April 5, 2009

IV (If You Are an Angel) by Anne Marie Macari

Posted in poetry tagged , at 3:21 pm by placeinthestars

IV (If You Are an Angel)

If you are an angel, I am the wind.
If you are a shepherd, I am a wolf.

If you a bomb, I the emptiness inside.
If you are a rope, I’ll descend your rough

fibers, I’ll climb down into my own bones
where you are afraid to enter. Though they

open the book of my body: cranium,
breasts, the catacombs of lungs, scroll of the tongue,

pearl ovaries—you cannot read it.
However much you scream, whatever fire,

I will be beyond you, and earth is
beyond you, and the first and the last,

beyond you, and beyond you, I swear it,
even beyond you, there is other.

~Anne Marie Macari

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