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Lithopedions by R.C. Thaka

R.C. Thaka | April 24th, 2018 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

Onyx stones
don’t
wail like others like them do.
They calcify all day then the following
week, the months repeat and
add up to a year. Onyx stones
are
body fossils in the womb
excavated after
decades, decades and decades –
a grief-stricken abdomen is
trauma-ed
by a botched abortion. Stone babies
are an ancient
people
(a community of lithopedions displayed in mineral museums)
ogled for centuries, centuries and centuries –
stone babies are artefacts appraised
for rock collectors.

Onyx stones, fossil bones
(a community of lithopedions displayed in mineral museums)

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