Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 41 | March 2020 | 2 Poems by Beatrice Szymkowiak

2 Poems by Beatrice Szymkowiak

The Sacred Heart PanelChauvet Cave
red redder dots bloomcrimson pulse by the torch
drip sweat & pulverizedocher into thirty thousand

years press your palmagainst mine how long
before your creases moldmy hand into yours red

redder dots pulse by the torchdrip sweat & pulverized
years to limestonepalm against mine
lest breaths dissolveour carbon dated hand


sweat rots our wooden bed — I lie down — rock-dwelling rounded-eared pikas die —above 78 degree Fahrenheit heat...


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