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Thursday, 13 May 2010

The Rhubarb I Fed

On a south facing slope
My head pointing down hill into the Rhubarb
Blood draining into my skull and the flesh in my cheeks
Taking a deep breath in through your pink and green stems - through my chest and my heart -
blowing on your vibrant green leaves that flap in the air
Breathing in your qualities - strength - nourishment - flexibilty
I breathe out - warmth and moisture - I breath in memories of taste - tart - the sensation of sharp prods to the cells on my tongue and gums - saliva seeping quickly into the wells below my teeth with each shot of acid
I breathe in the colour green - infused with light - the colour of vitality, life and living.