© Roselle Angwin, 2005
NOTES: this appears in All the Missing Names of Love, Roselle Angwin, IDP May 2012
Bel is an old name for the pagan sungod
The stars are in our belly; the Milky Way our umbilicus.
Is it a consolation that the stuff of which we’re made
is star-stuff too?
– That wherever you go you can never fully disappear –
dispersal only: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen.
Tree, rain, coal, glow-worm, horse, gnat, rock.