Cinder 29

Talk to the stone, see
if it senses the life
in what you say, if it
hears how you came to be
standing there, stooping to
take it up, up from where
it lay, into your hand,
to hold it, to wear it
to warm it with your blood

Ray Malone is an Irish writer and artist living in Berlin, Germany, who has been working on a series of projects exploring the lyric potential of minimal forms, often based on various literary and/or musical models. His work has been published in a number of journals in the US, UK and Ireland.

See more of his work in 9.3 and 8.2 and 5.3

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