Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Feeding the Dead





feeding the dead

the grand mothers
have all gone on
and i find
my
self
empowered
yes
wearing their love
boldly
and yet
orphaned
at best
hungry from this side
a scaphoid belly
turned inside-out
as i drop the crumbs
to feed them
in-between
here to there
too weary
my own self
to begin again
the fruitless search
for a mother's love


"Everyone goes through life dropping crumbs. If you can recognize the crumbs, you can trace a path all the way back from your death certificate to the dinner and a movie that resulted in you in the first place." (Daryl Zero in "Zero Effect")

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

hungry from this side / a scaphoid belly / turned inside-out. Very nice.