Stupid Heart

STUPID HEART   love you, I said, not the terrible word “frag” if you follow the advice a witch gives you you will be the best head-of-state   if you […]

STUPID HEART

 

love you, I said, not the terrible word “frag”

if you follow the advice a witch gives you

you will be the best head-of-state

 

if you charge yourself over a cliff and drown you’ll be

but one fool coiffed in suicide

 

emblem of yourself as figment   as the radiant Sappho is

 

don’t forget to complain         was she bitter? jealous?

 

Hermes Trismigistis is a bizarre companion

 

if you want your magic straight he’s a good old phenomena

 

it’s his blade to tell of “wilde beesties” of meanads

 

a prince             dusty philology you say…. relic of a pal

“get on stage”, you’re in Rome

 

abjure all media control while you win

 

& with a voice like sandpaper, ratchet it up, poet

keep dancing

 

if you croak they will cast your bones with the heathens

 

 

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stupid heart: don’t die for love or politics

thigh: last shape, sigh or scythe

ankle: sexy, with ringlet component

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