Upon Broken Rocks (Revisited)

Upon broken rocks
along the shoreline
where the caves of storm nymphs hold scattered remains
of every sunken ship,
walks Adam’s Lilith—Collier’s too—
her body covered by the serpent’s twine—
ophidian lover—
demon of night and day.

They dance surrounded by sweet sirens’ songs
that weave their tapestry before a lengthy mirror
that looks out of lawmen’s forbidden window
to the naked world outside
where rulers have fallen from the sky,
and where sea nymphs are lamenting their deaths
the way they mourned Icarus
and lured Hylas to his watery grave
by their cries
near the shore
where Lilith crushes beauty beneath her bare feet.


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