Pumpkin Seed

with flash of silver
our mother was halved
our cocoon ignited into white nothing

then we were falling
her gold belly cleaned of us all
and we sat in sunlight
a desiccating, cool repose
between the strands
of our mother’s orange love

but now I lie alone, 
embraced yet disappeared
in this nest, 
this routeless passage 
of water and worms

until at last
my own innards spill 
a crafted tangle from my gut
and in this small hole of no report, 
a kind of happiness grows

grows like fireworks
through the dark

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