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Monday, December 18, 2017

FAIRY GRAIL



fairy grail




there are horrendous
negative influences
in my life
dwarfs and gnomes
who wish me ill

I heard the owl
call my name
the owl said:
"run! the bad 
queen is after you
not to mention
the police!"

I didn't feel 
like running
so instead I went
to the Paradise
bar and grill
and there
dreamed
dreams

my sister too
had joined the
evil horde
for a time her
mind was taken
over by darker
forces

hate and rage
echo down the
halls reverberate
against walls

I put on my science
shoes and step upon
the immaculate
deception

see visions of
primordial truths
nobody
knew


o   o   o


what do I do
with this jewel
I bring back from
the nightstream?

the rulers and their
daughters are asleep
or at the
hairdressers
or purchasing
this year's
auto...

the chapel of the
night was dark
the skulls
frightening until
you saw their
infinite carved
beauty

Miranda gave her
song to me
and whispered
"sing it!"

I passed on
through the woods
and saw
the ruined
castle

drank the cup
by the evergreen
and tasted the
meanings

took the fisher
from his boat
and served him
breakfast

saying:
"here these
are oranges from
the south and 
lemons from the
east here are
mushrooms from the
grove and words
from the
deep"

I burned a
knife hot and
cauterized his 
wound

shot the dragon
of the night
with an
arrow

saw pure
motionless light
in the chapel

took his daughter's
hand and
kissed
it

went north to
the new land
and stayed there
with the
children
of the bay.






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