Elizabeth Willis


The Relation of the Lion to the Book is the Number 5

     
     Begin at the beginning
     
     There was a spoiled woman
     
     Hold her there
     
     Go back to the woman
     
     Hold her there a while
     
     Go back to the pillar of salt now
     
     *
     
     Your message is also the face of your message
     
     violated and arranged
     
     respired and arranged there
     
     The belief in a body
     
     Shape of a blue vial
     
     Outside the pigeon a green still exists
     
     *
     
     The pattern is according to a thought I imagine you to have
     
     Gate is the last thing
     
     A mark's maiming
     
     Her at a time when the body is gone
     
     *
     
     At the beginning was a whir
     
     The island came later in thought
     
     The number five was there
     
     in the beginning, a kind of velocity
     
     Eros slip was the letter B before beginning
     
     hence fallen through
     
     silent A of its aureole
     
     


Copyright © 1995 Elizabeth Willis

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