Thank you for coming
if you'd be so kind
please, leap these ten, tall chairs
perform a handstand for half an hour
sign this contract in slivers of blood
thick, rich hemoglobin, type AB;
then you'll be worthy of perusal
and critique by a fine
It appears ridiculously complex?
No, no, no! This syllogistic whim
was made for you.
How could you strip off this uniform
doubt the demagoguery of chance?
Before the ink smeared vellum coagulates
I smell a finished mystery, perhaps.
Then can I grieve when
grievances are done?
Sorry, that thought was far
different than any essayist intended
grasping revelation after the fact;
and if I weep of my own volition
you may suspend the test
allow it to pass to the girl
who pursed her Hindu lips
in a sweet, syllabic caress
enunciating words as if
she swallowed mouthfuls
of an alphabet.
There's doubtless never been
a lover frightened less
by a strychnine laced illusion
on the spiked tips of her bed.
I'm sorry, were you finished?
Well, I forget the rest.