Pillar of Salt

by Tanya Kundu

Ripple of freezing white, welded feet
Stucco bust
Ash-strewn, fiery fingertips
Heavy it strains against its seamless case.

Glazed eyes, ducts
Encrusted with saline diamonds see
Lighted anarchy itself devour
Sinful red mouthfuls.

Softness of rain, me, soluble