If you can’t speak / write in a fissured / alter-language
Of nerve-matter / dura mater / orbit of the central axis
By a crevice / scattered / venous lacunae / lamina code
Cambered whisp to a fold / a tremor / (footfall) / rustle
Shudder leaves / whelming the surface / sleep / no and
No / resumed in doubling / parietal / occipital / rostrum
And sulcus / unsettled / perceptible at the cleft / curved
Lobes and tracts / gestures exhausted / serene.
“From Silvija” by Sandra Ridley, from Silvija. Copyright © 2016 by Sandra Ridley. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.
Source: Silvija (BookThug, 2016)