FROM: CITY OF GOD

 

. . .In the wind
a desert
with lemon
sorbet
yellow
chiffon
sun
with sprinkles
& orange
jellies
white clouds
of the
city
a
pretty
roundelay
ziggurats
and towers
children
swaying
cats &dogs
&sky
above the
polis
tuti fruti
and kisses
avec le plaisir de la danse

walking

north
from campus
inside the memory
of our crimes
periplum
in
marginalia
sun
above
the scribbled
pines
... figure
signed in whorl
of microwaves

Emptiness
desire
sorrow
aphasia
(tailgater
on the boulevard
windshield
frying
a thousand lumens)
Sun
to be obscured in clouds
le vent est sec
tellement tres sec
sixty degrees
& draught conditions
to wander
as they have wandered
through
hostile plans
honey in the heart
desire
in explication
a hard coming
and a harder
stay
"To weep
for Sophia
that Adamas
pursued"
the city
overselling
its water
for
a tax base
tired
to walk
more tired
to remain
Hagia Sophia
erasing
twin souls
the mass
asleep
on
a pillow
of number
turning inside
desire's
shade
December 5th
2001
in Christo Morimur
the church
unsaved


**

When I looked into the night and saw the stars
I was tired and made my death in faith
below the seven sisters
at the nape of Taurus
nodding demurely
against Orion's gaze

**
A rose's
desire
is without desire

"pinnate leaves and
prickly stems"
Desideratum
of the petalled cup
under a sky
of aurum
in a labyrinth
of dust

**

Time
suffers
time...Hope
does not suffer...

but knows whose blood
the tree adorns
against the
sophist's and technocrat’s oratories

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