A Quiet Life Punctuated by Roars – Zachary Arvind Swezy
November 13, 2023
A quiet life punctuated by roars of Anu, God
of the sky. Car alarms interpolate the songs of birds
a feeling creeps up your spine like black mold.
Dark, infectious lurking poisons the words.
The unsettling house maintains a wordless hold
on you. A fading heart, a shrinking sound, words slurred
echos. A city ascends from the glorious waters.
From Babylon to Rome, God litters the world with daughters
made of Church and bone and martyrs.