2 Februari

2 FEBRUARY



Three times

Around the house

The well

 

Counterclockwise 

 

Light a candle

Swallow your years

One for the next

 

Can you see your shadow?

 

Fertility goddesses

White and blue

They demand offerings

 

Your vanities in a plastic bag

Perfume

Jewellery

Combs

Lipstick

Mirrors

 

Curse them

Roast them

Burn them

Thank them

 

Make pancakes

Your gold coins

Your sun

 

Feed the

Blooming fear of

Bloodthirsty Cyclopean delirium

 

Cut your sick limb off

Its fabric surrogate

Hang it on a tree

 

A burned virgin

A Black hole

Too dark to capture

 

The serpent will come

on the day of the bride

 

On her dress a text

A prayer

A scream 


 

ETIEPESEPMERI

LPVRINENIPEPNEIFANT

EAFM IPNINI FMEAREI

NARMPRLMOTARE

OLM INRANFR TAEBNPEM

NVINAPIMLIFINIPI NIPIAN

EVPMIRNA

ENVPMTI

EPNMPIR

VRVIVINRN

APVI

MERI

PIVNIAN

NTRHN

NBIMEI ANNEIPERFMIVIFVE

 

In the holy land a floor mosaic

A cave

 

Blood red stone

Stained by monthly flood

 

The curse the poison the antidote

A holy drop

 

Breast’s first nectar

Injects the life-giving wound

 

Baby bottle jammed inside

Blessed needle to the curse

Of endless floods

 

Nurture the scapegoat

Until time comes

Recurring sacrifice

 

A lamb stew

Slowly cooked

Sloe gin

 

Ewe’s milk

Crushed rock

Casein cocaine

 

Add a pinch

 

Stir

 

Drink

 

and pray


 

Antwerp, 17 April 2019

Commissioned by KONT Magazine 

®Athar Jaber 2019