New Psalm 9

The black hands of the Lord
	pressed to the ground
The black ear  
	upon the earth
The black lips
The black belly 
The black body
	un­com­posed

The Lord
	cov­ered in crows
	pig-truf­fled
The Lord
	honey for flies
	a lo­custs’ feast	
The Lord
	a black har­bor
	a tomb opened
	in smoke

And 
can­is­ters of 
bone and 
blood — mu­ni­tions
on the evening news

There
on the ground
be­hind the cam­eras

The al­mond-palmed hands
still filled with clay 

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