High Whole Quicksilver

By Uche Ogbuji

 

The dragon in the moon recognizes me

Recognizing…Sylph seen through sheeting;

Griot right when his tale requires a mask;

The smoke pattern dibia sends up for rain.

High whole quicksilver lone over the range.

 

I underneath, vagrant, make school of all-change.

 

Here’s every oath of mine in mass extinction;

I’ve been in mountains your whole last phase;

And snap! recall those are seas that wear your face.

Flash across your features the mutable

Miracle of lighting and umbrage;

I first witness to your magic plumage.

 

All who suffer me I’m poised to estrange.

High whole quicksilver lone over the range.