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incense by Aprilia Zank

they had made fires
at the roadside
sitting there
with darkness on their shoulders
sharing ghosts
from generation to generation
chewing the knowledge
of transient flesh
under gleaming incense
the road melts
into limpid tissue
on the bones of night
time gnaws
at stucco gods
marble corpses
feed lizards and ivy
rain washes down
snake scales
onto scarlet silk
dying on rusty fences
in the cave
benevolent elephants
stare with thousand eyes
through gaps
in ivory towers


4 thoughts on “incense by Aprilia Zank

  1. Dr. Aprilia Zank tutors Creative Writing Workshops at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. She is also a poet, translator and editor of poetry anthologies. She writes verse in English and German, and was awarded a distinction at “Vera Piller” Poetry Contest, Zurich. She is also a passionate photographer.

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