Category: Poetry

Quagmire

Disappointment seeps through every member of the wanderer’s bodyAnd through every exhausted ventricle of his destitute heartHe’s done everything from the noble to infantile to the shoddyEvery effort rent to nothing by a lancing from Satan’s fiery dart To find a God-fearer indistinguishable from an … Continue reading Quagmire

Monk Five to Pilgrim Seven Checkmate

Burning down belowThe itch of self-destructionDecades without compunctionThe interminable rabid pony show Better as a consecrated religiousThoughts were more prestigiousFar less desperate and superstitiousLess fraught with consternationLess submersion in self-flagellationLess gasping with desperation The wound the Dutch ripped openBlasted heat from an emotional ovenBut the … Continue reading Monk Five to Pilgrim Seven Checkmate

Valkyrie

She isn’t going to callYou’re just going to have to fallIt’s just a crystal ballYou’re supposed to lose hope It doesn’t mean you don’t have a futureIt just means your future will be without herCinderella man come out of your cornerLet go of the rope … Continue reading Valkyrie

The Village Girls

The village girls stand in the streetHiking up their camel toesRehearsing their Tik Tok videosChecking out their bare midriffs Their mouths defecate interminable blatherEvery man who smiles at them is an attackerThey giggle about it and imagine themselves desirableThis is how they convince themselves they … Continue reading The Village Girls