Death came from below, we know that now – with hindsight it is obvious.
In our simple-mindedness we believed that the earth was the past, the sky the future,
and that if we could just eat rocks, we could stay on the mountain and never come down.
Note: The third line contains a partial and adapted quote from the subtitles of Sara Dosa’s documentary film Fire of Love (2022).
BT Barra is a visual artist and poet living in Leeds, West Yorkshire. A recent Art History and Creative Writing graduate, he works for the Henry Moore Institute in a number of capacities, including as a Curatorial Research Assistant. His work often explores the intersections of poetic and visual practices.