536 - To Hera Lindsay Bird

love’s riddle is a pyramid scheme
that is unable to grow death’s precinct
exponentially enough - to redeem
its business model. bodies are extinct

when their surplus value is ransacked
and depleted in exorbitance
that caricatures desire - unbacked
by securities or the immanence

to outlast us. tombs are built on fraud
and love affairs are speculations
we tend to mummify. the body adored
survives the other’s separation

from it. Ariadne loses her thread.
the pyramid falls down on Pharaoh’s bed.

Blackwell’s
Oxford
17 July 2021