Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Epifania

 On watching the  interestingly-named cartoon 'Epifania' by  Michelangelo Buonarroti in The British Musuem. 

The holy family and other injuries

Tumbling flesh, the distant expression
Of caresses undressed, made wooden
-          Epifania.


Ah, seemed, the name of a woman
Identity frozen
Through twenty-six skins
Pulled back
Each an eyelid on the edge of sleep
-          The display  was almost intimate


It haunted the rivulet
Below the cheek.


I saw other
Women, men
Direct their gaze
As if disconcerted by the blur


Yet I only seemed to see the stir of faces
The pain in every
Human

Hair.