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...

she is so beautiful

she is so beautiful
he wants to defile her
make her lie spread-eagled
on the coarse sinewy bed
ah her inner thighs are a swell
her virginity invites his rage
every time he fucks her
she comes back a virgin afresh

she is so beautiful
he wants to pollute her
leak into her pristine world
his sordid everyday realities
smack her dimpled bottom
with a rusted iron belt
yet she wears an indulgent smile
the kick-ass ethereal slut

she is so beautiful
he wants to besmirch her name
ravage her out of her cosiness
piss on her his yellow
and let it drip drip drip
past her golden mound
scissor-like thighs
to the dark wet ground

there is so much shit
poetry can take
and come out unscathed
she is so beautiful

( 15 March 2006 )