Figure on a bivalve, a fantasy scene in relief.
[You] wouldn’t believe it:
Yacon is a root crop best eaten beaten raw,
And tastiest – a pure pungence – on a cactus –
or an X
for the tongue [not] to fall
Banking on [stacks of bonedry] reed and quartz, especially.
Llama or deer used to make items of practical purpose, today
the mail [a] package of turquoise,
mother of pearl, grande como
Now defunct or widespread [as breath has been].
Dark crosses [Xs] occurring that are difficult to explain:
A centre, eyelet, a crash of angles [then
we both went black]
Tearing the canvas from the wall
[of the mouth or]
Anything more like a [heart or punch-faced old] woman.
A hairless dog used for a pitcher. Yellow [feathers]
Tied to chords, one type of blue knot. [Whatever
we did next
made sure to stich them as shingles]
one by one overlapping the most archaic items
and all [human] as human hair, powdered red with red ochre.