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...

hello mister devil

the night is a riot
and am getting the hang
of how to deal
with your shenanigans high
jinks and low tides
neighbourhood bully
i am gonna get you
for long have you had
your sway unleashing in spurts
and spikes a reign of terror
but now i am gonna get you
i know you won’t disappear
easily and may not disappear
at all lurking in some corner
waiting for the moment to strike
that doesn’t bother me anymore
i have learned your secret
and am keen to toss the ball
come let’s see who gets it
i am gonna engage you
and then expose you
i dare you to haunt
take this upfront
you have one less victim
my past learning will soon be on
the way to the temple of unlearning
for i am determined to outsmart you
and if it’s gonna be a long haul
i am ready and have packed my bags
food water air supply et al
lemme buy you a ticket?
maybe on the journey
we can have a chat
civil i assure you
and i get an opportunity
to tell you that you are but a simulation
a slinky operator scheming
for territorial possession
i am gonna outwit you
and deprive you of your most potent ally
or shall i say handmaiden miss ritual

hello mister devil
i am gonna get you

(7 November 2004)