Mama Gondwana

1 December 2013

mama cracks the arm back
rips my body from the crater of its birth
shakes it splitting
black lands from black lands
tearing
down
a
jagged line
faults on every side and schism
rift and drift and lava flows muscle memory
forming mountain chains
a spine

mama punches my buckled crust and the legs
drifting westwards from the rip zones
bleeding
in a deep sea bed separating sediment
scorpions
whale skeletons in sand

mama dumps the debris a crumpled carcass
dried like fossil ferns and set
dismemberment
and in her rain shadow I am Cambrian cold
smelling laurel forests and lungfish
south polar dinosaurs

cracks through a pangaean heart

mama
please stop

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