Issue 103 - Adam Vines

ASTRAL IMAGE AS ENSIGN
by Adam Vines

—Rothko's Astral Image

                                                              Make me your jelly—

the tumescence of seed

and gelatin—then boil

and reduce me, leave

me to cool. Peel off

the caramelized sheaf

of me from the pot’s gut.

Carve out a pyramid

with my navel at its core,

my knot of lineal thread,

my dent of identity.