Alchemy


For Orozco The Embalmer

I.
From dust
lust
multiplication
breath
failure and steps
mathematics and its trappings
wax melting on hot radiators
winter crush — warm beginnings
fresh air
in tents
first kiss and mourning
dew glazed fields
the blossoms fall
learning to swim in a lovers eyes
prom dance
ripped silken rage
biology
new partners and discovery
self
definition
work place pandemonium
worldwide pandemic
gray hairs dye
digital coronation
binary code of conduct
robbery and regret
wrinkles wrapped over golden bands
the coffee and the context
mourning
bedside manner
a letter box of shoes
jigsaw memories with missing
breath
memory
warm
To dust

II.
Take the body
All of its bits
In liter and meter
Take the flesh
And its fault

Take the bruise prone
Make a cake
Flavor it warm
Make a holiday
Dress it with fond thoughts
Take the broken
And remember

Alchemy
From cadaver
To a living memory
The last gift to give.

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