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...

the beggar

` a scourge on society’
a mendicant approaches me
his deep-set eyes lit
with dying flickers
his ragged body
bows obsequiously
his broken parched lips
pleading suffering and prayers
my branded soul
twitches a little awhile
then turn away
i fear to look into the hell of his eyes
that i have created