E.7. AIN SAKHRI OR ‘THE LOVERS’

A chattered rock – it sits quiescent –
lifted up from a stream’s free fall by
unseen hands with time to sculpt &
form a passionate embrace – before
contrivances of sex [circa 1963]/ Ain
Sakhri’s shadow kept its lovers cool
[in a pebble] ’til its price was met – &
so sold off [to be rudely displayed in
our British Museum]/At only 10cm –
almost lost [unless stopped at to be
mulled over] – does size still matter?

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