Prospecting (2014)

A poem written for SingPoWriMo 2014:

Begin the procedure.
Hammers and calipers split land and sea,
Each raw gash torn open by callow claw
For blood. The needles pound,
Piston, drink ancient gallons
From veins unseen: in the black,
The humours echo dead vitae still.
Stainless arms jerk and couple,
Each motor screeching mating cries:
The blood that burns,
Transfused to voracious beasts
That whirr and turn.
Listen to the city’s heartbeat, where
The aorta is tar and pitch:
The dinosaurs’ screams still last.
To put today on life support
We burn the past.

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