Nicholas Alexander Hayes

Ghost Lineage

A pluripotent shepherd moon
clears a path through ephemera
leaving traces but not bones.

Call infinite reds shift home.

Despite equilibrium of orbit,
lines of causality never
intersect in the pit.

Keep planetoids with meteors.

Look for iron flare

to scrape
membranes free of
fur and folly.

Chewing tanners collapse
wave function
as they keep hide supple.

Root to Nourish Love

Eyes become milky sea. 

We tread particle waves, 
waiting for a life raft. 

Slow days sprout 
as the pineal gland 
stretches toward 

an abandoned city 
on a hill, 

echoing with tuatara. 

Nicholas Alexander Hayes is the author of Amorphous Organics (SurVision Books), Ante-Animots: Idioms and Tales (BlazeVOX), NIV: 39 & 27 (BlazeVOX), and ThirdSexPot (Beard of Bees). His work has been featured in the anthologies Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman and Madder Love: Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism.
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