Exit the Messenger
Marathon was fought on a field of fennel.
Rama’s army of monkeys built a bridge
to Ceylon. The day Alexander was born
a lunatic torched the temple at Ephesus.
Eli saw the Logos. At work in the sun
and in the pupil of the eye. The Dionysian
rites demand surrender to the supernatural.
Something happens behind the eye. Shrewdness
will not save you. Aquinas smashed Albertus’
Android. What’s the Pope got to say about
Hypatia? What secrets died with Hiram?
Enkidu and Gilgamesh returned as Alexander
and Aristotle. I’ll change into a bird and
hover over your golden penis. Melchizedek
lives. King Jason, not Pimp Ballio. Is any
martyr innocent? Only the lowest spirits are
attracted to blood sacrifices. Painful memories
are stored in the viscera. In one hand serpents,
in the other blades of corn. Helen mixed
poppies with mandrake and henbane. It was
the poison angel who seduced Eve.