Nail Chiodo

Calliope Teething

For J.M.

Gratitude beyond imagination
Like an immaculate panther1 hides
Beside half-forgotten trees,
Growling out of range of gun-fire,
Growling for your last breath,
Awaits to leap once and devour.

  1. all known panthers, including the black type, are in reality spotted and members of the genus Pantera maculata.

Prolegomena to Future Phenomenology