Monday, August 29, 2016

Angelica Fuse writes


a birdie
greets me 
in the morning,
Why the fuck are
you up so early?
he perches
on my finger
but there is no
and I hope I don't
lose my finger.

Hamadryada -- Bezt [ETAM CRU]


  1. Hamadryas and her incestuous brother Oxylus had 8 daughters, the Hamadryades, beings that lived in trees and were born bonded to a particular tree. If the tree died, the hamadryad associated with it died as well. For that reason, the gods punished any mortals who harmed trees. Their mother has given her name to two genera: the cracker butterfly, and that of the northernmost monkey in Asia Minor, the hamadryas baboon. The cracker butterfly (which is more arboreal than most butterflies, since it commonly camouflages itself on trees and feeds on sap, rotting fruit, and dung) and the hamadryas baboon, one of the least arboreal monkeys but the most common one in Hellenic lands.

  2. I love the surrealism in this piece, whether intentional or unintentional, it works.

    Bravo Poet!



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