crime and science (title from Edge of the Jungle by William Beebe)

by Divya M. Persaud

take / allometry of this body
        of trees: the sink of this soil
                and which oceans I touch;

cutlass to palm raises sixteen wings.
        biomass destruction. rubber bullet. knife /
                mango. Atlantic collects my deltaic sigh,

salt creep through mangrove to backdam.
        interior out / tree rings with no centers,
                cane-cut banana shoot me /

me /
        arrow marks heads of plantain giants /
                measure me / me /

me /


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