Idolatry materializes into visions

Where the magnetic animus of language

Lays upon me like a reverent lover

Emphatic as Beethoven’s symphonies

Our naked forms post-coital adjourned

In a form of immortal beloved arabesque

And there—

Languishing between hypothetical existence

And metaphorical ecstasy

We cling to dampened sheets

In a kind of sleepless contingency

A reprieve befitting the starkest of hearts

Our sex listlessly hemorrhaging india ink

And there—

Having seized our intellectual rebellion

He and I allow the hours

To languish in extensia

Swept in our feverish captivation

Two artists who somehow became

The art they sought to tame

Quivering from our deliverance

Our bodies forever brandished

In maniacal pleasures urgently dispensed

We coalesce in the disobedience

Of our words, our curse

Our love, our verse

a. duncan, 2020

(Video featured track: ‘Ogive No. 1’ by William Orbit)

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Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus || Love is rich with both honey and venom

11 thoughts on “Idolatry

  1. Two artists who somehow became the art they sought to tame.

    Like a painting in a twilight zone episode, where the artists became willingly trapped in brush strokes that would last an eternity. That was my impression. Loved it❣️

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    1. Larisa. I swear. I read your comments sometimes 10, 15 times. Over and over. Because they infuse me with some kind of intoxicating… warrior energy. I always feel like you see ME.

      The imagery I choose is such a cohesive and important element of the poetry itself. Part of telling the whole story, bringing the vision to life … and you recognize that. Every time. It fills me with life. Thank you, thank you, thank you gorgeous girl. ❤

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      1. It is my utter pleasure. Your brand of art is meant to be taken in slowly, inhaling one word at a time, each line to be lingered over and every nuance to be savored. The imagery completes the entire experience.

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