Seahenge

holloway overhung with ancient trees n Cornwall
This entry is part 21 of 22 in the series Alternate Histories

 

tree upended
made to flower downward
into the dark sky of the dead

who feed & return
who stand in circles
& spring after spring resprout
leaves of malachite

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Wikipedia: “Theories about the site have focused on the idea of inversion, as represented by the upside-down central tree stump and the single post turned 180 degrees from the others within the circle itself. The theme of inversion has been noticed in some Early Bronze Age burials.”

Without

holloway overhung with ancient trees n Cornwall
This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series Alternate Histories

 

Because the electric guitar had no hole,
in the middle of a song
the old bluesman lowered his mouth to it
& plucked the strings with his gold-
capped teeth.

Because the sawhorse had no head,
it didn’t know which way to run
when a plank saddled it,
& it let the saw whinny
for both of them.

Because the hermit had no wife,
he bought a clock
with a loud tick
& wound it faithfully once a week
with a little brass key.

Because the trailer had no cellar,
its inhabitants rushed out
& threw themselves into a ditch
when the tornado came howling
its one blue note.