From Rattus: Giddy (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 28 May 2021 in Art, Poems

Oil painting cameo of angry eyes peering through wide brushstrokes






Come on, come on you

blanched and legless hellbender

Tucking the lettuce edging of your gills

About your trembling shoulders like a shawl

You blanched and legless hellbender

Smitten by the torchlight

Bronzing the sound-proof undulations

Of your pit under rock under ooze

Your all in all because you feel it so

If you’re wrong you

Addict and soulless thrill-seeker

Bucking the giddy dive of nostalgia

Or the carpet knife in the hand of the spotter

You addict and soulless thrill-seeker

Stuck with a sudden enemy’s discretion

Your eyes bleed where the waters sparkle

Lo. The world is round after all.

Wrong you, but come on, you

Pointless unprodded prodder

Here is your apotheosis

Your chance to hide a perfect copy of your creed

You pointless unprodded prodder

Inside that void thoracic cavity

Here is your chance to dim and flare

Ironically in the way of a tube light

To be right as outer space

Deathless as faith that knows nothing






Oil painting of WWI soldier and orange horseWhen You See God
The Dismaying















(2018, Stephanie Foster)




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