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Chestnut Chestnut
by Nikos Laios
2016-10-08 11:36:07
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Chestnut

The earth opened up
Like a cracked chestnut;
Releasing souls through
Fissures over dry snake skins
On the orange desert
Floor.

img_1490_tree_at_the_end_of_time_400Dry,desolate and cold;
The floating fishnets
And steepled spires,
And burning pyres;
As the damned danced
Around the flames.

Rituals and prayers
Floating upwards
To the blue sky
In supplication;
Stretched, taught
Beseeching, reaching.

The poured libations
On glass, steel
And stone steps;
Harpies roaring down
The road like
Thronging
Motorbikes.

Cracked chestnuts
And dry snake skins
Brittle to the wind;
A cold snap
Whistling under
Door gaps  
And leather flaps.

Blue neon
Lights flashing
On broken bottle
Shards and trickling
Beer stains; the
Blue sail cloths
Flapping on the
Nightclub roof
Top like a beacon.

Beacons, flames,
Torches, pyres;
Burning, burning
Golden lyres;
Plucked,
Plucked,
Plucked;
Like a
Golden
God.

Dry,desolate and cold,
The hot molten gold:
Floating fishnets
And steepled spires,
And burning pyres;
As the damned danced
Around the flames.

As the earth opened up
Like a cracked chestnut,
Releasing souls through
Fissures flying above
Glistening steel,glass
And stone steps;
Stretched, taught
Beseeching, reaching
For the sky.

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

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