Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Ukrainian researchers announce the unearthing
of a six-thousand-year-old temple the same year
a woman I know looks for a calm site to rise.

197 by 66 feet in size and built mostly of wood and clay,
the building, my friend's body, were destroyed and abandoned
after years of regular occupation, for ambiguous reasons.

Found intact inside the temple, there were numerous animal bones
and pottery fragments received with enthusiasm by the archeological
community. My friend, two ribs spared in sacrifice, has only this poem.

(Photo: Nataliya Burdo and Mykhailo Videiko/Institute of Archaeology NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv)


- Trypillia temple gained the news last October after the publication of this paper
- Experts theorize Trypillian society was matriarchal.
According to statisticsevery two minutes, five women are victim of aggression in Brazil

1 comment:

  1. yes, nearly the news. there's something oddly familiar about the tone of this pen. hmm. ~