Caravaggio, The Entombment of Christ (detail), c. 1602-04
"The noise the body makes
when the body meets
the soul over the soul's ocean and penumbra
is the old sound of up-and-down, in-and-out,
a lump of muscle chug-chugging blood
into the ear; a lover's
flesh rocking flesh until flesh comes..."
– Li-Young Lee, from "The Cleaving"