34 Readings

Consolation Prize Sutra

Revenge plus guilt 

equals dancing 

divided by architecture 

and in the end 

every ex-boyfriend ends 

up underground 

God is kind 

as are women 

as are men 

I am not 

what makes me 

feel better 

feel anything 

often I imagine myself 

up and awake and 

on the phone 

saying something untrue 

I bought a dog 

I named him Blood 

the city you destroy 

destroys you 

and here come 

my dead friends 

there is work to be done 

for real 

I am earning my living 

living with the wolves 

believing in one enormous desire 

to protect one thing 

so well 

it forgives itself


Posted 03/12/21
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