Dark Love by Aaron Zuckerman

BOMB 9 Spring 1984
009 Spring Summer 1984

It reached
higher than spire and gyre
it inhaled sky
with the third eye
watching it exhale fire
I find no door
it flooded every pore
From a dark ocean
rose a beast
spitting hopes upon the beach
 
Survive
and bless
Self floods earth
Writhe like a snake
Yes
Clench worth
 
In her eyes
deeper than depth
floats a gem as
sweet as breath

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009 Spring Summer 1984