Wednesday, February 17, 2010

St. Alexis Falconieri (patron of Orvieto, Italy)


when something is too deep,

there is terror that leaps

up the throat

like a yellow song

your name echoes back

when you yell down the stairs

that descend to purgatory


escape from home

through passageways

like veins under this city

throbbing with the weight

of holding this all together

keeping the church steeples

from leaning ever so slightly


this double helix

plunges down to the core

to ensure

a remarkable blue

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