From Silvija

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)