ouroboros

Deborah Marcus

Content warning: Body horror

necessarily compromised within
the caveat I retreat

and take the time to remember
the looping bend, surged
began as the walking end

doubling, at the flip
the chiasmus leads to concentrate
as the initial beat
the bending heat of blood

pulsing off, to the side
cliffs of sinew
constituting ventricular
chambers, the dangers

of loops
without bend