34 Readings

Iscariot Rising Sutra

Someone went away

but once they were here

so I don’t die

instead I

see a movie

the one about a boy

falling into

the green screen sky

lit up

phosphorescent

spiders and chandeliers

like that one time

near an island

out on the lash

I fell out of you

you laughed

your eyes closed

spread wide

standing open

I asked you

who are you

pretending I am

I did

you said

I’m pretending you

are you

drawing a jacked up heart

across my hand

in every airport

rocking this depression electric

I swallow

an angry pill

I swallow it dry

and long

so long 

to be alive

when the world ends

so in love

with someone

I end up

ending everyone


Posted 03/12/21
https://poets.org/poem/iscariot-rising-sutra
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