Akh Milk Bile Threat

Jala Wahid
Akh Milk Bile Threat

9th September to 14th October 2017
PV Friday 8th September 6pm

 

The intestines, cut out with adamant
and thrown from warm belly to the tomb-cold steel tray
were left out for a long time, barely shaded.
The tray became warmer than the beast’s blood,
black foam surrounded the pellucid flesh
and in it grew a soupy vapour. At first it touched
on the putrid matter, swathed in decrepit gown,
from there it departed silently and split
open above a congealed pool of oil, akh,
the poisonous sound of a bezoar dropping into
fuscous liquor.

 

Text by Thea Smith