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Thistle Tongue
Gel Transfer, clay, twine, soil, text
Siena Hart

Install view at House Conspiracy - Selected Works

I stood in a vast space that spoke in a language I almost knew
Yellow brittle grasses and soft black earth

Her stomach unfolding, a too-vast blooming
A thread, held between the teeth
Thistle tongue, thistle tongue

I heard the sound of creaking bones, of humming seed tips, of the worms beneath

A crypt
A chrysalis
A cove

Gossamer spit
A swelling of the tongue

A fatal, vital, catalysis
Feeds the ripening seed
That burns the skin where the flowers push forth

A point where annihilation and exaltation collide into softness like falling
Forward, under, through