Lengthy Poem Contest

begin with the stone
by EA Kane

b. cricket

the change from stone to cricket is
excruciating. you become jagged and bent,
spring-loaded. your insides puddle, jellied
compared to your previous form. your
stridulation becomes sharp and keening on
the bank of the river. the responses of the stones
cannot reach you anymore. you feel hunger.
you fear the shadows of birds.


((so you shall become the swallow on the branch))  go to d 
 ((the cricket is your forever calling))  go to t 
 ((can you return to the stone?))  go to p 




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