ellie epp



lithopedion: an italian woman without ever knowing herself to be pregnant carried for thirtysix years a dead baby, which gradually was fossilized and eventually born as a stone. ovarian cysts have been found in which were grown one hundred and fifty eight teeth, some bones, some skin and sebacious matter.
some are attracted to stones
as yet in simple darkness
in other countries such places have ruins
foundlings hatched
salted away in a mother
the crystallined o
where light never is
while she turns to earth around it
at last the right element
- - - -
what happened now would not be the doorway       but simply entrance
swimming through continental rock
as butterflies hitting the surface become fish and continue
it is about penetration                   a holy thrill
generating the old stories                 a joy more than religion