Young Satyr

from by Lives of the Obscure

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How are you? I feel like a goatman
with an enslaved octopus
Fastening me to my corpse.

Tommy boy, he reads all the zines
when he’s climbing in his trees
he hurls the dumb ones down at me. A Zeus with thunder.

You obliterated everything
when you told me how you love
Nietzsche and that piece
you wrote was just bullshit
but that’s for goats to chew on.

You came out of a mossy
hole in a birch trunk
You were choking flowers.

I’m cinched to this arborvitae
covered in zines.
Steel amaranths sprout around me.

Don’t blame me
if I seem skeptical
of your dismissal.
I am a born skeptic
as you are a trained psychic
whom Nietzsche loathes
by default.


from My Sources Say, released January 1, 2017



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