Remnant

remnant /ˈrɛmnənt/ noun
1. a part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed.
            i. a piece of cloth left when the greater part has been used or sold.
            ii. a surviving trace.

There's a law for everything
and for elephants that sing to keep
the cows that agriculture won't allow
hanky-panky nohow
– John Cale

regression is tender
see: transient demise
tendrils choke back
and grasses still stand.

Bunjil’s aegis shirks Crow’s wind
eco-virgin Chronos
surfaces for sour air
shortness of breath
youse gonna eat that?

gaseous slobbering
on composted history
dieback is for faggots
a colonial time-stamp.

Bunurung has her uncles
muyan remembers
hotly, biel and ballee smoke
filterless biocentrism.

welcome to country.

ignore the stagnant, white reek
that interrupts cathartic embrace
for these old girls
hug your very needs
how does that feel, sugar?
obvious and heavy
forced, despite all wants
later it would be better
today might have been special
another day promising
with that easy and obvious love
and casual manner, soon
it would be better
worse, also
the burden you’ve to inherit
is no easier than it has been
writ into your rings
and forced upon our backs
somehow with love

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