homo erectus

whispered movements
vague and unresolved
wait amid the umbras
of the silent night
cold the chillsweat wind
ruffles upward thru
against the lie of hair

concern and altruistic fear
gibbering on the fosse edge
at the fallen comrade
deathhead lying
covered by the moonshadows
deep in the gravepit

cerebrum complexifies
the pulsing throb of life
images bubble
in the blackest blood of night
icy sweat condenses
into ritual and myth
the creeping chill of tactile skin
dilates the eye of mind