Memories of Elephants

at some point
don’t you wake up
somehow
and
decide
NOT TO BE EVIL
or do you
look in the
mirror
and realize
that
what
looks
back
at
you
is
dark
and
hollow

 

 

 

 

artwork by robert montgomery at robertmontgomery.org

 

just like you

you’re never there
when
I need you
but
always around
when
I don’t

Prometheus has a mistress

yet it is not
surprising
that few people know this

Icarus
ascending
nobody cares
this time
it’s hot in
the desert
she is sick
of wasting time

granted,
the mistress must
wait
each day
for
him to come
home from
workprometheus hurts

AH, Prometheus
I could love you
better than
Athena
Prometheus
moulder of mankind from clay
tortured by Zeus, reborn every day?

accelerated then degenerate
as is
the ancients way

Cultivating souls

“A poet makes himself a visionary through a long, boundless, and systematized disorganization of all the senses. All forms of love, of suffering, of madness; he searches himself, he exhausts within himself all poisons, and preserves their quintessences. Unspeakable torment, where he will need the greatest faith, a superhuman strength, where he becomes all men the great invalid, the great criminal, the great accursed–and the Supreme Scientist! For he attains the unknown! Because he has cultivated his soul, already rich, more than anyone! He attains the unknown, and if, demented, he finally loses the understanding of his visions, he will at least have seen them! So what if he is destroyed in his ecstatic flight through things unheard of, unnameable: other horrible workers will come; they will begin at the horizons where the first one has fallen!”
Arthur Rimbaud

Soul Sauce Sabbath

The days

pass by

as numbers

I never

wanted it

to be

this way

and yet

it still

is

The math of story

I have been telling you the absolute truth and it’s not my fault that you never want to hear it.

I have screamed the truth from rooftops,

to no avail.

 

I have sent smoke signals

by way of

carrier

passenger

pigeon

to you

in your

dreams

 

to no avail

 

I have said the truth

as plain as day

but you

always

are

first

to

look

away.

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doesn’t really matter

These things
I consider
From
Your off-hand
Manner
Calling your bluff
Could be
enjoyable
But
Then
Your chaos
Would ensue

 

 

and that

would

be

unbearable

 

and

you know

it

but

won’t

admit

it since

you run

whenever asked

a follow

up

question

 

now,

don’t you?