Sodom and Gomorrah: the aftermath

Sodom and Gomorrah: the aftermath


There's a lot of furious hunkering
and very little central planning
as the stampede goes past -
the fairy folk leave nothing alive above ground.

A peddler comes by
selling sex organs he's found.
He's got special glasses that let him see
which kind of customer
is inside of me.
I haven't taken inventory
but I don't need any more trouble.
I buy him off with jokes
and send him on his way.

An awkward visitation impends
a fresh carpet of ashes must be spread on clothes
aura-sending must be practiced
despite that it makes speaking difficult.
I toil to give birth to someone better
a person I will hollow out and climb inside of.

Renewal begins.
The planet catches up to where it should be
pulls up to the curb
people get on
people get off.
Some sort of dead-end culture will eventually set in
and we'll do it all over again.