[So the animals are now in darkness]Boyer Rickel
So the animals are now in darkness, the lions, aurochs, bison, rhinoceros painted in the Grotte Chauvet. After thirty centuries, one brief opening to light and human eyes. A gallery of animals that threaten— sealed off, to preserve them. As one might tuck the photo of a secret love, rowing on a lake, into a book he never intends to read again. The mind, like a cave in darkness, still contains the narrowed eyes beneath the shadow of a cap, the musculature of upright torso and outstretched arms ribboned in sunlight above the ribboned surface of the water. And preserves the threat.
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