the sign of tespu appears in the morning

like pink rash on pale skin
braille on the borders of armpits
scars as cipher
acupuncture maps
lash marks of
The Word of The Lord

the sign of Septu appears as
fevers in the sky
star field concordance
a glacial path of bodies
forms in blue


in the morning
she will come to know
the size of tespu

-conservation forests
-psychoactive deserts
-outposts in the arctics

dancefloors buried in snow
slow cooking vat of bastement
bodies on a roof

Ice cold

facing constellations

“let us gather the spirits into this house”
the sisters of Septu would say
their body fluids adding to the river
where we drink from wayside
counting on the signs of septu at daybreak