Jody Azzouni

Poetry

Making surface of it all

Originally published as the last two stanzas of "Teleology" in Seems 42, 2009.
Added 10/04/2018
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Making surface of it all

Poem | Jody's Notes

 

The periodicity of landscape

masks the throb of rock.

The cosmetics of time,

its cycle of color:

reflection of climate.

 

In this sense (and in every other)

life is only on the surface:

mind simply the skin

carbon wears.