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
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
in a deep sea bed separating sediment
whale skeletons in sand

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

cracks through a pangaean heart

please stop

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