folding out into the black
that breathes open moth wings

drop into the jaws closing endlessly
on a tree standing still in twilight

whose shadow is thrown from a tooth,
a diagram of a hangman's stand

along the blurring and dimming light
silent gray creatures slip in unnoticed

from the transit system of shadows


Shasta said...

again.... x-cell-ant imagery....somatic...

thorngrubber said...

"somatic" =
1 : of, relating to, or affecting the body especially as distinguished from the germ plasm or the psyche
2 : of or relating to the wall of the body : PARIETAL

Nice word.