Read Poem: Earthblood, by Amina Drury

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Beyond the horizon I hear you pleading

Shouting, biting, scratching, breathing

And in the smog, your breath is wet

Wet and long and harsh and spent

In the sky your eyes shine bright

A billion vicious specs of light

In the earth you shudder

Your spine sticks up from deep down under

From sand I watched the sun as it bled

You tuck the sea around the earth to bed

You’re the lion’s teeth

The gazelle’s meat

And the blood that puddles under feet

I hear your sulky wines and groans

And your sultry breathy moans

In every writhing infant cry

I hear you born

I hear you die

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