University of Michigan Museum
Rocks rounded, lozenge-
as if roped,
dropped out of paradise’s asshole,
huddling, caterpillar-lank loops,
plop of a rock,
thrasher-alive, fist-sure, as if
shit could swell
Is that spirit,
or inscape’s abscess?
Traces of the god whose eyes are testicles in
the coiling whips of rivers?
As if Diana of Ephesus, bored with her platoon of breasts
gave birth to
with breast-mimicking spines.