Friday 18 November 2022

zkg 20 'Legacy'




among all the other

asymmetrical structures

in my body

why not the skull too

i wondered

feeling my surfacing pate

through the thinning hair


for i encounter

running my fingers

browwards in a left and right sweep

a transverse furrow

on the right-hand side

is this my legacy from birth

from pa and ma –

a hallmark of both their houses?


or maybe the legacy from birth

as i was squeezed out

into this weird world?


or maybe the garage door

ma inadvertently slammed down

onto my skull

before we drove off to see pa

in his coffin –

a final addition?


i feel it warily:

it may prove

the dent is a deathmark

sealed and delivered

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