Erika Niko Barrios
familia(r/l)January 20 - Febuary 24, 2018
on the edge of sleep lies visions of both warmth and brittle vulnerability.
filtered residual memory
resurfaces and undulates,
echoing a genealogy of
coercively disguised identities.
(his) cup runneth over.
silencing resigns itself to nonsensical ritual.
deep forest hibernation.
self-effacing merging through pain
as an act of present-ness.
itching subconscious creature comforts,
or at least deluding oneself to see
familiar (familial) sacrifice in this way.
not left to a silence that remembers.