Lilac Wine :: a warzone towards haiku

July 14, 2013

ritual for a quarry

Filed under: Text — Tags: , — Lilac @ 11:35 am

someone at pantheacon said,
‘you wouldn’t have a ritual in a quarry’
but i know a ritual
for a quarry.
as at least a quarter of women
do.

a place plundered and turned
from place to thing.
genius loci quantified in pounds and spatial measurements
dug up, hollowed and claimed
by men in cars.

stones taken. fine marble, rough and right in the earth, now taken
on a countertop. i mean, for a countertop.

the ritual says, you are not hollow.
your stone was stripped off
leaving not emptiness but
air. light. space. dust.
the stone beneath.
these are your tools now
if you will claim them.

bring a stone. when you leave, leave it behind.

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1 Comment »

  1. Beautiful

    Comment by Stone-bearer — July 14, 2013 @ 12:03 pm


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