Happy birthday greygirlbeast

Leviathan

There are black smoking vents, where all that breathes
would die. Yet things breathe there and call it home
who perish elsewhere. There’s a massive dome
lost in those depths. A tendril slowly wreathes

its way up, round a pillar, up again
onto the architrave. It seeks the sky
it senses far above, yet it would die
burst like a bubble. We would go insane

if we should see it. Yet we know it’s there-
it haunts our dreams, it nourishes our art.
Has power over us, because apart.
A presence we depend on like the air.

And you, dear Beast, if we could see you clear
would madden, yet we praise for being here.

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About rozkaveney

Middleaged, trans, novelist, poet, activist
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2 Responses to Happy birthday greygirlbeast

  1. ffutures says:

    Love it! Sums up Cthulhu etc. in a nutshell.

  2. anselmo_b says:

    I like it very much. Very Krakenish, but it stands wholly on its own; a beast of our own time.

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