take seed of a family legacy or heirloom, however you define family. if you chose two seeds, see how they ping off each other.
ode to ox metals
let gold & silver caress queen’s neck
you are peasant ripple cord shoulders
alchemists mix breed hittite fire
china limestone for spawn carbon
you pig iron headed white tiger
sword you shred war rules fertilize
battlefields with still beating
viscera conquered tribes
ox blood seed, you pull grain
up arteries night soil down veins
soldier metal farmer’s spine
baba cleaver i bow before
judgment your plow blade
metal shame you swallow lassos
cowgirl highs murder river lows
imprisons you tin crunch goat
boredom. no metal, no gate. no
freedom, no steeple chase highway
dividers. oncoming traffic only way
slow you so goats can lick
your face. salt your belly.
dust that detonates h-bombs
barely powders your cheekbones.
no fair, mama. leaving me
your ox mud river but
not your mustang fire.
plow orchid plow