chyrsalis

“Funabulism”, “Click” and “Chrysalis”

In Poetry by Mart-Matteus Kampus

Funambulism

Funambulism

This   morning
the                  cat
devoured         a
mouse
in front of me
his                  red
whiskers
tightrope
walked
in    the     clear
morning     air
and
then              fell
like in a dream
jaws       tearing
again  &   again
with            easy
judgment.


Later   on   the
windowsill
he    was    still
with joy


a   thin   thing
now   full    of
silhouettes.

Click

The camera saw
and continued along
dot by dot it drew
the sky
the shy moon
            embracing
            all of it
then to the other side of the lake
sweat now gathering in the corners
            of a million electric eyelids
            as gentle summer
            dropped from the trees

Chrysalis

It is
            green paint boiling off
                        antlers dusted in sun

specks of moss
                        ink black streaks
                                    a surgeon working

like a machine
            in clinical gulfs
                        dead leaves sprouting

wings finally.

About the Author

Mart-Matteus Kampus

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Mart-Matteus Kampus is an Estonian-born writer previously published in the Aberystwyth University MA Anthology, NoiseMedium magazine and Estonian literary magazines. More recently Mart collaborated with Alina Senchenko for a show that opened in the Open Space gallery in Vancouver, Canada and wrote for the NO99 Theater play ‘The Red Balloon.’