She Is Spit­ting a Mouth­ful of Stars (nikâwi’s Song)

The Walrus - - ARTS & CULTURE - By Gre­gory scofield

She is spit­ting a mouth­ful of stars

She is laugh­ing more than the men who beat her She is ten horses break­ing open the day

She is new to her bones

She is holy in the dust

She is spit­ting a mouth­ful of stars

She is singing louder than the men who raped her She is wak­ing be­yond the Milky Way

She is new to her breath

She is sa­cred in this breath­ing

She is spit­ting a mouth­ful of stars

She is hold­ing the light more than those who de­spised her She is fold­ing clouds in her move­ment

She is new to this sound

She is un­bro­ken flesh

She is spit­ting a mouth­ful of stars

She is laugh­ing more than those who shamed her She is ten horses break­ing open the day

She is new to these bones

She is holy in their dust

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