Form stacked densely
Lines lead inwards, drawing the divisions,
Contours to power itself,
Movement through convulsing,
In the water sideways
And writhes on a dry surface
Uneven plane that opaque colour layers,
Milky, permeates a way through
A solid object
compacted with memory
Interior reformed as facing.
A forefinger pressed
would sink and half rise slowly
Moisture rising above the nail.
The way it has turned and travelled,
Vital quickness, pointed flicks propelling
and blood soaked muscle in the cold water.
New stillness now retains.
Contours create expanding form
but map how it might come apart.
To swallow would be to become the wet,
muscular container for this equal matter.
Depresses beneath the finger tip.
Fibrous bonds diminishing, disconnecting.
The circular imprint
Back evenly to the surface.