apothecary

apothecary

A Poem by kamiya


rain lays on this black earth
silver moon blanket dripping
webs from emerald weeping willows 
 forest lights an incense stick
 of damp wood--- cinnamon musk
ferns crisp in her apothecary 
stored in shattered wine bottles 

 minerals and stones 
pop heads out soils as earthworms 
 kissing soil patches and coiled roots
---malachite, ruby, jade, smoky quartz
Gaia wears on her pine neck
stringed on spiderwebs
glowing in moons silver beams

 lying nested on brown earth
 bedding of plump ruby amanitas and lichens
she inhales me by my scent
 of dragons' blood and dried herbs

 buried in her brown worm pockets
like a tree of pine on her amanita ribs 
 sipping her honey and minerals like black tea

 I--- no pine rooted in the earth's
 black soils 
drinking salty water and coper minerals
to bloom into emerald needles
 but she arranges my body
like ferns poking heads out oak branches

 inhaling me into her brown wriggly liver
like stale cigarettes 
vanishing into the wet stalls
 of earthworms' gems and stones

my body stored in the apothecary
well stocked
aging as the jars of cinnamon honey--the rows of mycelium

© 2022 kamiya


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I like it a lot kamiya. You have given the reader a feast of earthly images to illustrate the subject becoming one with nature. It's a lovely thing to read.
All the best,
Alan



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kamiya

4 Days Ago

thank you very grateful for the review my friend

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