Monday 13 March 2023

John Russell at scatologicalritesofallnations poem by Cole Denyer


An intruder of love mutter, ich bin dumm

from the gates eating black henbane 

a crucified hair in the punctum 

going blind outside golden brocades 

a harmless life degrades 

the odour of burning cloth

purpley soft, stinking nightshades 

in the Phalanstere 

mutter, ich bin dumm

blood circles strange ,as bedfellows 

sworn into mouthholes O 

once he was my golden goat, 

but now warped 

by that gilt-necked stream, 

he twists about the stone, 

and chokes the living good.