Amara – bound
Mount Amara – Abyssinia
Never my DNA
DNA a stamp
Or a plant?
Heirs to a throne
Heaven never wanted
Imprisoned – in prison
Prisoner as Takla
– Aaron Kent
look out of your windows
take off the latch
slide through the empty mouth
so your legs hang into the living room
and your arms curl around the window’s lip.
now lean backwards into the looming
drop behind you.
know that some poems live like myth,
falling into the sea,
waves rolling on unconcernedly.
also know that others live as songs of harmony,
others mind-pits for torture, others self-aggrandising
wanks in the mirror,
others canonical pillars, others rot in desk drawers,
others never to be seen, others etcetera etcetera.
look out of your windows,
take off the latch and slide through
the empty mouth into the looming drop below-
Have trust that your legs won’t break.
– Teige Maddison