Lital Khaikin – triptych




depossession:                                   to flaw, the way
in the nature of a thing
absolute predicate                          the solitude of sabi

acceptance of all – is the birth creature
darkening that heals the porcelain wound
aletheia, smaller than line
□g woven out of the golden paint
– is being

a literal translation
of one


ma disallows for the universe [arche / archaic]
to contain utter absence

for a thoughtless forgetting
the first law, in concealment
and foresaken again, that arcade of light [hell / hell]

             loud void that requires 
             the retribution of being,

             necessity at all

             and defining one by the other

gap between structures makes presence
interlude that becomes movement / the diminishing of measure

such is a more difficult universe
where you cannot never be


tethering to inward-collapsing weight
the stars have surpassed intelligence
to ripen into trusted distance

giants –

               in vanishing
               in clarity, grow cold

with unthreatening age that knows no urgency

move with the pace of metal

but what do they know of memory
and the balance of matter
the closing of distance and becoming

              conceding to the accidental way

              that ceaseless silence that is a scream
              confessing an unpracticed being.

Lital Khaikin is a writer and editor currently based in Ottawa, Canada. She is a contributing editor and writer for continent. journal. She has poetry published in Berfrois and .PLINTH.


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