Splendid Giants

The satellite is, you climbing all heights,
a kingfisher remarkable, alkyonides,
                  disrupt the way i weight old
lined parchment in suicide doors (grief
transformation - herculean effervescent
                  o, bleed us) castration and
flowery, it is, to wait, it is in our nature to
birth giants and provide watered graves;
the movement enamours is movement
                  squared, weightless in envy,
envoy to empty colonies as eons settled
in dusk at the rise, great rise among the
                  crest of blue-black oil sweat labour
each bird a lake and reason. We, Semipalatinsk,

semi-panicking our patois useless among
stars who I speak treble clef in frequencies
                  designed for fishermen’s temporal
lobes; lines cast across event horizons, her
eyes upon the grace of eternity, eternal,
                  eternity the width of dream anthe
stretch swung, to become a bird is better

than to drown in ice. Shivered swollen burnt
nodules (we have self-immolated). Initial
                  free form takes shape labour stolen –
across dust is the same – labour through
commodities through common oddities as
                  capital stretch light years across hotels
stationed, communities  as global enterprise

and us following rules we swore to abandon
on home. The shrine maiden of the kingfisher
                  of your knight who is the fantasy
of the alkyonide festival on the coast of
hourglass; moon-heavy skies pluralised
                  elimination of champagne blesses
the atom’s Earthly wave kiss (the baby

narrows) typical and jealous – the following
watering in the evening is heavy blessed
                  the baby moon’s nuclear packs.
Winged giant, splendid, battling Athena,
token gestures the size of multiple universes
                  sacrificing offspring for just the
one rock to scale mountains for legislation.



[Aaron Kent is a poet and publisher, and runs the small poetry press Broken Sleep Books. He is influenced by the works of J H Prynne and Haruki Murakami. ]

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