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.
17 July 2021