goodbye flawed darling
clumsy/crude love hurtful/HERE
In the name of God.
my body told me
red revulsion and dream screams
i didn’t listen
he is in Ireland
laughing, belly-full; it’s fall
the wicked prosper
I take care of myself, and in me is roof and wall.
I protect myself, and in me is hearth and fold.
~Rainer Maria Rilke
There is a pain — so utter —
It swallows substance up —
Then covers the Abyss with Trance —
So Memory can step
Around — across — opon it —
As One within a Swoon —
Goes safely — where an open eye —
Would drop Him — Bone by Bone —