Leveler Poetry Journal
About Leveler Submission Guidelines More Poems

Recreating A Miraculous Object

 

I have lived through every war in my lifetime

Like everyone I am

 

A vessel that takes the shape

Of what it contains

 

If you feed me to fire

I will become fire

 

Place your teeth upon me and I will be

The sound from your mouth

 

You see that axe that axe

Is me

 

Cleaving myself from my self

In your hands which are

Also me

 

When you arrive

I become you coming

 

The snow you came in

The next great war

 

I live through




Janaka Stucky