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Monday, April 30, 2012

when green the grass did grow around the fumbles of desire




when green the grass did grow around the fumbles of desire
i followed my own footprints up my mountain seeking higher
looking with my eyes i found myself too quickly blind
looking past my eyes into the hollow of my mind
i fell forward in a graceful swan into my private fire

i pulled myself aright and stumbled backwards into grief
i grumbled like a madman, i tumbled like a leaf
i spent my seed in spurts of song
and fainting fast into a long
and hopeless, dreamless sleep:  i found relief

and now i lay a vegetable upon god’s cutting table
a phallic, inert cucumber…too soon, too soon unable
to bleed my heart into a bowl
to eat my flesh to feed my soul
to grind my life down to a role:
a neon aesop’s fable

i long to fly a phoenix flight
across the mountains of the night
to grow myself back to the womb
to cheat the devil, beat the tomb
to raise a new sun all my own
to stand upon green earth alone
and if i die, may god be damned
but if i live, to live a man





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I am from West Virginia. Born in New Martinsville to a minister's family. Traveled around West Virginia and Southern Ohio growing up. The only stability I got was from my mother's side of the family in Boone County. My Great Grandfather on my father's side was preaching in Madison during the Mine Wars. He ran for the state legislature on a pro-union ticket and won only to have the coal companies tie the results up in court so he ended serving only one day out of this term. My Grandfather on my mother's side stood with the miner's at Blair Mountain and died of Black Lung when I was still in my teens. I was raised a Conservative Christian...not a Fundamentalist. Strict separation of church and state based on the understanding that what makes for a good politician is pretty much the opposite of what makes a good Christian. I'm politically radical in that I believe in one man/one vote and the only way to have political equality is to have economic equality. I'm an atheist because once I accepted the fact of my own mortality I found no need for belief in God.