october 2021




...listen to their voices

the exterminating angels


listen as they replace

as they exchange


one stunning darkness with another

for theirs is the language of wings


of human fat

of soap


of monolithic narratives

their voices unable to be voices


their purple, black wings beating the air

sweeping away the ash


these heaps of severed tongues

these promises of some sterile transcendence


all lies and more lies among so many

that pass like wounds


through one face to the next

these angels exchanging monoliths


snacking on what’s left of prophecy

wiping from their mouths the remains of justice...