EXcavation [excerpt from “Raising Suns (And Other Celestial Bodies)”]

finding pieces of men
protruding from the earth
in a perverse cemetery

full of
winding torsos
and intended smiles,
sentient statues that sneer
in passing with living eyes

and though half buried,
they remain
erect and expecting eager hands
to delve beneath the earth
for their pedestals


-Rahk.