Jody Azzouni


Landscape by Dali

Originally published in Seems 33, 1999
Added 9/18/2021
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Landscape by Dali

Poem | Jody's Notes


It persists, surprisingly:

a boneless statue, its meat

yielding only to time.


A theological sky:

eyes scattered like birds.


Near the murdered clock

a virus, its treasured codex,

blueprint for immortality,

sleeps in a bottle.


The faint-veined ruby

its throb barely detectable

hangs in the air like a heart.


Outside the cloud of paint

something is ticking.

Pray it doesn’t wake up.