Feasting

Praise the first handprint
on this rock wall canvas.

The stick-figure goddess
lifts her arms for rain.

Swift journeys follow
the hunt across a river.

A serpent hisses light—
holds the sun in its mouth.

Here by long cold ashes
a broken bone needle

rests with a length of gut
and flint shards.

copyright © 2022 Kenneth P. Gurney

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