poet Gabriel Rosenstock

Gabriel Rosenstock

MAENAD

In her womb she bears the constant sound of bees
That will be silenced only when a wave
Surges to her waist

She stands in the sea
Something unspeakable
In her almond-shaped eyes

Salt foam soon will sting
Her swollen vulva and she will cry out
The waves will shrink from her fury

Lemons and oranges will rain down
Rainbows of fish will arc from the water
And there will be one great humming

Later
Stars will appear from the silence
As if nothing had happened
As if this were the first of creation
She will clamp jellyfish between her thighs

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 11, 2019

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