golem

Rory Green

 

sing a reverse burial

the mangrove cryptid

swallows bike frames

 

its exoskeletal graft

under muddied skins

some old body’s jingle

 

rings to nervousness

as sludge flesh tickles

a kayak’s hull agape

 

eyes the scout hall

in a theory of leaving

piers tremble and tip

 

reading out crab tracks

the membrane of marsh

accretes a wet language

 

stirs up dried limbs

water arcs through

metals and sediment

 

of a root saline sweat

stilted and panting the

golem strides inward

 

egests the stark past

a cellular sovereignty

mapped in tide pulse

 

Rory Green is a writer from the Central Coast. They are currently publishing a poem for every pokemon at www.tinyletter.com/otherwisepokedex.
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