On the beer aisle, at the second coming

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


Chrome shine and color

Box by box of dead sugar,

Fine hops and

Barley

 

You were counting on more time -

- But the King of glass is coming -

His cup brimmed with vinegar and gall -

 

As your teeth melt to black in your mouth.

 

From the tremulous east comes breath of fire

Anger

Cleaving

Sin snap

Red Rolled in wine-stain –

 

You’ve no place to run, brother,

Time only to clutch with sin-yellowed fingers at the pretzel rack 

 

as fissure and pulse of heat

 

come cleansing


Submitted: November 03, 2020

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