Douglas Messerli




And afterwards
a senility. The scene
changes, was, again
therefore, never even
what passes as. Will always
remains a thing more delightful
than the experience
of it. One peels
the impossible skin again
forgot among the funeral
meats. You granted approval
as you shook approbation's
hand and sank the morsel
into mouth. It was only
the beginning of lust.

May 23, 1998, San Diego