is The Snake eating, or vomiting its tail

the road to a true philosophy of life
seems to lie in humbly recording
diverse readings of its phenomena.
~ Thomas Hardy

1

i can hear the sound
of keys jingling on rings
in the hallway
nearest the door
from outside
as i am alone

jingling like so many
maintenance keys
not like coins in hands
pocket change for
laundry
devices
turning over, being counted

in apartment One, i
have a washing machine
for a headboard
mine and it being that close
and the pipes creak
and the floorboards weal and ache
up the stairs!
up the stairs
stomp hurried feet

the screams i hear outside
the window
remind One of partiers, or seagulls
gnashing honks
a cavalcade of feast
a vibration
of jumpers

hurtling energy upon, what

2

this is my body
pitiable mound
groaning down hallway morning
stiff joint stretch yawn
with comedic hair

this is me
a lump of meat brain
salty asshole
wet intestine
tube shit
atomic man
star man made of comets
light
matter colliding in space

man of mineral,
of DNA shared with
plant
and animal

man of
molecule

target of galactic dictatorship
man of future supercity engines

3

in the bathroom
sitting on my castle,
staring footward at a candle
lit, and placed
in clay jar,
that was then
set
on a serving plate

a modern eclectic printing
of an english cottage, ducks,
or horse-drawn tractors

dressed with the skin of a banana
dried,
turned black
a bay leaf saved from
kitchen cooking
and
One or more gracious sacrifices

the room was dark
I, at castle
remarking a most unusual flame

a grayish spark, split
on blue and almond glass

waft of quack and twaddle
smoke

yawp! the star-spangled cock
rape,
and the firmament diagnosed insecure
a millennium of forgotten godhead vibrations
homogenized
in drainage soup inseparable potatoes

i watched as god became a
disorganized
amalgam of insular collective wreckage

an identical and individual
reflection

4

i lay and i rise
in the coffins late at night
i lay
and rise

to talk and cry
in the gutters day and night
i walk and lie

5

shoes on
up and at ’em out the door
to
where the money’s spent
boogaloo, love ya’ too everyday is
monday morning

One more snooze button swim
through
blanket mental challenge test
One
ultimate surrender
salute to robot manufacture department
employee
workday

attrition

soylent opportunity for advancement
minimum pay rise
One rung
up
the ladder to better quality cunt

6

i pay and bribe
at the tollbooths late at night
pray and bribe

i piss and moan
in the drunk tank confessional,
you ‘aint seen hardship like i seen, piss
and moan

in multitudes the people gather
bitch, and wail

One protest for peace
for fair government
for sexism in wages
for racism as a political strategy
for redistribution of wealth

for
grandpa war-bucks & co. to control advertising

a witch hunt for
racist malcontent public figures
to legally replace free speech
with
partisan talk show host: conspiracy
to manipulate public opinion

suggestion is nipple clamps
in a leather bondage thong bikini
blindfold
addicted to deviant sex
or anti-christian appetite disorder
whatever
the old revolutionary has to go
we can’t have
pre now-generation types

melancholy of a gray-er decade
reminder
of death

we are the immortal beautiful
the impossibly reckless

the prisoner trying to escape

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.

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