David Cauldwell

Ouroboros

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Ouroboros

from 381.91
  • Prints on high gloss, high quality photo paper using archival inks

  • From a LIMITED EDITION of 22 (per size)

  • FREE shipping

  • Signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity

  • Print comes with its own unique poem (click ‘More Info’), printed on high quality photo paper, A4 sized, which could be hung next to the print

  • Print only, not framed

  • Commissions available (info@davidcauldwell.com)

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  • Prints on high gloss, high quality photo paper using archival inks

  • From a LIMITED EDITION of 22 (per size)

  • FREE shipping

  • Signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity

  • Print comes with its own unique poem (click ‘More Info’), printed on high quality photo paper, A4 sized, which could be hung next to the print

  • Print only, not framed

  • Commissions available (info@davidcauldwell.com)

OUROBOROS

In a time way before humans
A colossal snake roamed the Earth
Born from chasm ripped open by the fiercest of comets
Snake’s appetite as big as the universe
With a moaning stomach, it searched tirelessly for food
Eventually it grew so large that only mountains and forests could sustain it
Soon there was nothing left but a vast desert
So the snake ate sand until it could bear the coarseness of grains no longer
With every moment that passed
Wrought mercilessly with temptation
Tail tantalising
Wriggling itself in twisted distraction
Until it formed a figure eight
By then the hunger was unbearable
So mouth slid around tail, between fangs
It didn’t matter that the snake was choking
Anything to eclipse that awful hunger
Dying to eat
Eating to die
Many moons rose
Many suns composed arcs through the sky
The snake’s body was so huge
That Eternity doubted it would ever decompose
Never able to fully merge with the Earth
Unwilling to look at the real source of its hunger
Routines and patterns of addiction
Cycles of abstinence and abuse
Perpetuated by those too tempted by their own tails
Unable to rest with empty mouths
With emptiness
That snake came back to Earth
Its soul fragments saturated in the landscape
Born into humans
Born into insatiable hunger
The boundary line thin between choking and swallowing
So wallow wisely in the chew
And the secrets of the universe will appear to you
In every swallow
Chew food to mush
No rush
And on the point of gagging, neglect to swallow
Guided by nasal breath
To peer beneath the pits of hunger
And see what’s really driving you
The Ouroboros cycles in figure eight spirals
Corkscrewing through the pain and ecstasy of its hunger
Taking a bite of the apple once more
To the core
ID raw without hunger
Who would we be without it?

Poem comes printed on A4-sized paper, unframed

Poem comes printed on A4-sized paper, unframed