Sampurna Chattarji: For Barbara Ellmerer

“The birth of a word”

Ballet Butterfly Parachute singing out of the water
Vulva Sweet-Potato Sponge wondering about pain
Strawberry Sheathe Ball-Gown somewhere beauty seems possible
Penis Spring Onion in summers this hot how hard to think of spring
Hand Heel Leech Slipper Leaf bursting with the memory of blood
Submarine Gas-Mask Slug is survival possible?
Snail Syringe Tea-Bag go slow my heart drink deep
Dragon Ram Bird twist in the calligraphy of fire

More of Sampurna at: Eyewear

and a series of poems for example at: Journal for Art, Sex and Mathematics

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