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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


if you aren't human, what are you?

with silk ropes I tied his hands and feet
and began to shuffle cards and mete them out
many cards with many names
many names to come and try

come and try

the raspberry stains and the cracked rib
kegs of men's blood rolling in the bowels of a ship
his feet curl and the floor is made inebriated
there's a carcass out here
out here and in my memory
shafts of skin
a rose white sheet

and he is on his knees and he is on the ground
his face pushed unbelievably deep into the carpet
bells ring, places change, and a sour symphony bleeds the air
and in his ears are thunder showers
and a blood rain

someone yowls like a bob cat
that's a finish
hair is devoured
time moves on
the end is

just out of sight

and in the last hours we are going strong
might make it to the line and cross it
my soul's on fire for it
I clutch my heart

but his skin breaks
it always breaks

s. sparling

Sunday, December 11, 2011

scenes apart

dream with with the black drink of sith
nightmares like black orchids sit
still with a sleepy mouths
gaping with genital surprise
unknown and untouched
just a wet 

romance in a tea leaf strumming long fingers
across the great space veldt - stars
magnanimous and stupid
there is only nonsense
and the skull of reason
on a pole

oh my darling I've long loved and suffered
forward like a creature of symphonies
wild and covered in a skin that says
I am of old and cultured beauty
but I hear the sound of unbridled winds
the burst of the golden lung
baby I am looking to the glass
but it's already empty

saint mark and the panther
don't you know your life is hell
raise your spear and let the leaf linger
I don't want for you to cling to me
saint mark you've got nothing but sympathy
and your shield is heavy
rest now
leave that trail of fire forever

she couldn't tell me the way
she had to show me

the chrysalis