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spacer.gif   Benjamin Hall (Stafford)
Posted by : cj on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 10:06 AM
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Immaculate Being, Ignu Saint

Who will pray for you
forgotten fellaheen angel?
orphaned profit
of street corner castaways
conceived in vain
fed the lifeblood of democratic disease
through umbilical pipeline
expelled from gluttonous womb
into a proscenium of capitalist placenta
and left to fend for yourself
amongst the cannibalistic sheep
too consumed with the theater of herd
to notice they’ve gone blind.
Who amongst us;
your marginalized brethren
will prostrate before alchemist junk alter
smearing the ashes of societies forage
across weep stricken cheeks
and plead to the Father
that he shield your eyes
from the parasitical eclipse
of infectious pelt
so you may look towards America
not in rage, but compassion
as any child should
a mother consumed and maddened
with the burden of birthing
intolerable young?


Disposable Strange

She drops anvils on my head
forcing my chin to meet feet
like an Acme bred high hat
a cartoon beat in heat. She
kick, kick, kicks my drum
in licks and bass peddle tricks.
Her tongue slides across lips
that would make G Love
reconsider and flip-flop his
every last notion of who’s got sauce.
Her step a shake above the rest
makes me stutter
with every hip sway and juggle
I shudder to think what may come
of me—a wax paper clothed
stick of butter split at 16 tea
spoon and left to melt and spread
across the revolving plate
of a micro wave oven. Lovin’
is not an option in her package.
Every lash bat and finger cheek
grazed toss of hair proclaims
clearer than any window sticker ever could
lust is all that she’s offerin’
and I am gratification in single serving.
A sugary sweet stand-in learning
all to quick that saccharin
is a mere momentary fix,
a synthetic substitute for the real.
Her stirring stick blends and mixes
me like Louisiana sweet tea
until I’m bent and dizzy as shit.
A cavity conducive thirst quench,
I flinch as she gulps and swallows
leaving my remains as nothing but
a spent film clouding the transparent
hollows of a summer pattern table set.
Watching helpless as her fine ass
neglects to accept the second round
instead opting to pass to the comfort
of the flask she has waiting at home,
I’m left used and ego bruised
wallowing pathetic in dimpled jest,
the concave mockery of empty glass.


Note: Benjamin Hall, also known as "Stafford", performs with the Apollo Project. He is the author of two chapbooks: Wash and Conte Poetics.

 
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