the last sin
  pale ashen sky
a bleary eye
clouds of recurring screams...
i am a zoo
  an octopus leviathan
tentacles into an ocean
of unformed emotions...
syphilis and love  
  syphilitic pall
stifles the clear blue
i contort...
shell and pearl
  amidst highs and lows
in life's ocean flows
a shell peony-mouthed...
i am an unmarried mother
  fed on stings
of barbed milk morality
my child-plankton...
the lovers
  cell upon cell
bridge of their union
hung on the pillars...
  ogre of age
and time cavil
at a warm picture...
the young today
  innocence thaws
at the altar
of ambition...

wraparound mystery

red with floral
thin brown lines
out of place
crumpled and brooding
against light silhouetted
tall grim shadows
enticement on thin legs
tight honed buttocks
creator of thoughts
that cross the edge
a safety pin
modesty competes
with seduction

pretentious killer

( 14 September 2003 )