October 13, 2021
Syphilitic monasteries cream gumption, frostbit yo
Reckon this and that beneath immolation Gods
Seemly catholics knuckle dance the horah over worms of sediment
Curse the dollar for shoving another overgrown man in my pocket,
As reinvented sundials people Candyland’s ghettoed arteries
I shed in spite of lotioned welcomes and still
Suicide plastics martyr the onslaught gingivitis.
Sticky with salvation residue
Discounted ‘cause premature deaths;
October 11, 2021
Stained my bedroom floor with blue agave my stomach spit up like turpentine.
As translucent, poison as sweet-smelling. Arsenic disguised as a soft beverage.
Splattered my most prized possessions with my guts ’cause I have none.
Cost nothing. 99 shooters give me as many problems with no sense back.
Refused cash back at the register the night before because a five-finger discount
Evens out enough in the end.
October 9, 2021
“Underworld Tea-Party (From Eurydice, to Orpheus)”
I bring the customary cup of futile porcelain dust to my lips with a shaking hand.
Somewhere, the noose tightens.
Smoke bombs erupt inside crystals, rough precious walls fill with irresolvable opacity.
I will walk an Odyssey one day. I would walk now.
The vacuum is a test of courage.
October 5, 2021
i hereby renounce the capacity to be attacked
cigarette through fingers undefined
letting always from my weakness
& in this way,
it lay there now, concentrated
the kernel in itself,
a false resurgence.
set face to face under hemispherical
swift passes in the air
out of terror for its