moloch redux…

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“The idol Moloch with seven chambers or chapels”, from Johann Lund’s Die Alten Jüdischen Heiligthümer (1738. Public Domain)

making the scene: 1974 curls in nudie pix

his left pupil,
untethered,
a fugue childhood of monticule hunger

on loan,
uncomfortably,
wide-eyed face in cathode ray fuzz

hell-shock door,
unlocked,
“fuck away from the exhaust vent above”

a hive of,
undone,
winces and infuriating accents

hog moans,
unloosed,
some person needles and brays

a retching,
unspooled,
squanders of a man and urine spatters outside

seen: prescient limps in the viewfinder
scene: transient muzz of voices trailing

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“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…
…The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”

— W.B. Yeats / “The Second Coming”

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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