Poems by Inchiki


Slowly, Deeply, Badly

βραδέως, βαθέως καὶ κακῶς
Slowly, Deeply, Badly

I dug
that great old fern before
somewhere in the late Pleistocene

remind me fern
from what are we here?

tell me -
before you waste, waste away

"O Man
despot of the Anthropocene

your mother is a corpse
cremate her on the bed she lies

in your bones
her wisdom is encoded

is it noon?

Kronos lifts slowly
the dice laden hand

not one of us
disembarks alive"

Mind Spool  2013