Friday, August 03, 2007

Crib Notes for the Marquis de Sade

Establish a premise concerned
exclusively with cruelty,
then deconstruct the first article of faith
with philosophical questions and extreme
examples that become the norm.

A writer’s modus operandi:
orgasm and feast and sleep,
replenish the feral mass
a virile physiology
devoted to lust and vomitus.

(Ask the devil a question and prepare
for honest answers).

Plump hedonism weighs down
the verdant limbs—
a ripened berry, sickly sweet
reddened brightly with raw
clitoral excitement.

Born into the inheritance
of swollen ideals and engorged
fatherly paragons: death
undoubtedly is a flaccid affair.

by Phillip M. Roberts


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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, I love the vibe and the words you use.

8:39 AM  
Anonymous David McLean said...

the end is so great. it is, except when they hang you if we are to believe Burroughs:)

7:21 AM  

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