Monday, April 11, 2022

April 11.

 So sang the Four Square gospel choir


Anoint me with olive oil because I burnt a cake stuffed

chocolate flowers in my eyes braided

my bedsheets lathered lard into my hair removed my tongue for safekeeping

left my ovaries on a fence took the baths

at Baden-Baden telephoned my exes

claimed they fathered baby goats  removed my arms for safekeeping

promised my soul to a Pentecost cult

shaved my left leg in the bloody nick

removed my breasts for safekeeping 

smoked the guts of a pixie stick removed my womb for safekeeping

ate the husk of the corn instead removed that fetus for safekeeping

there is magnolia poison over me

there is magnolia poison over me

Oh Lord come down now

there is magnolia poison over me



7 Comments:

Blogger Linda Sue said...

I've removed my think meat for safe keeping.
I sit in your poetry for a long time, it does something to me but I can not put my finger on it, I have removed my finger.

April 11, 2022 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Radish King said...

I’m sorry about yr think meat O please bring it back.

XOr

April 11, 2022 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

praise be glory to the baby goats

April 11, 2022 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Radish King said...

They sang baaabaaabaaa. Not sheep at all as foretold. Xo

April 11, 2022 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

i'd rather their high heeled boots for church, anyhow. also, for dancing.

April 11, 2022 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

removing everything for safekeeping -- pow! -- that refrain is going to haunt me

April 11, 2022 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Ms. Moon said...

The problem is, of course, remembering where we left those bits of ourselves for safekeeping.

April 12, 2022 at 6:19 AM  

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