Monday, October 6, 2014

Hunting with Audubon

"[Hummingbirds] are easily caught by pouring sweetened wine into the [chalices] of flowers--they fall intoxicated."

Intimacy must be fatal:
Intimacy with another
Of one's conspecifics, winking
And groaning deliriously,

Intimacy with another
Of the entangled in this world,
Bats fowled in delicate netting,
Insects iridescently pinned.

Intimacy, conspiracy,
Tete-a-tete we bow our dreaming
Worlds alongside one another,
Never knowing if we're living

Together, remote from others
Together in another world,
Separately in one real world,
Or all alone in only one.

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