Cosmonauts Avenue
N’ GOD SAID: IN STILETTOS LIKE THOSE, I WOULDA THOUGHT YOU WERE THE DEVIL

When I am this / I am no man / you have ever known /
Lucifer’s mistress / Bitch boy / Twisted vixen /
who boasts / a woman’s walk /
In the distance / the sun sets scarlet
in its blazing sequin dress / Monuments

bloom / like milkweed / at my feet /
1,000 ships launch / just for me / I am Hell
in / a little black dress / I am Hell / in
your vile wet dream / The boys war
over my body / like foul-mouthed dogs /

I am the beauty / for which / the Trojans lost
their shit / Apollo got bored / of nymphs /
& has been chasing / me ever since /
Take me like a prize / & never / give me
back / Call me Cassandra /

A wicked Scylla bitch / Then God / interrupts
like he does / says: But thou shalt not steal
Many men have fallen / into my eyes /
& never come back / They come
to me hungry / looking / for communion /

But oops? / I drank all the wine
& the blood / All I serve them
are looks / This is my body / This is my body /
This / is my good, good body /
& God says: Haven’t we had enough? /

Hasn’t this been / really fun?? /
You’re really starting / to confuse /
some people here… / Confuse? /
I pierce / through confuse / with my dagger /
-teethed talk / My rhetoric

is red-hot / as a burning bush / I strut
down the street / & Hark! / my heels hammer
a hallelujah / Back home / I take off
my gown & shoes / I shimmer
like a glitter-dusted dime / I sweat

the soft scent / of honeysuckle / Daniel
& I eat an apple / in the shower / & I am
christened / a holy thing / I call Daniel
daddy / & he’s like, Yup! / In the water /
I am become / every earthly want

he’s ever hungered / I am returned /
I blasphemous / being / I fierce fire /
I am no one’s woman / I fuck Daniel
like a lion / Call it creationism / Call it
The Big Bang / The apocalypse / comes

while I’m fucking / my man
& God / says: This is just how I predicted it /
The sky opens / at the split / of my lips / Infernal rainfall
falls on everyone / From the sky / Into our mouths /
Spilling out / Daniel’s two green eyes /

The masses riot / outside /
underneath the cover / of a blood-heavy night /
& God says: Look / at the horror
your body / begets & lie in it
His words / are a broken heel

in my throat / Faggot or not /
the body still burns / a red-gold / A boy
is desired / until he becomes / a not-boy & dies
Morning glory / Morning glory / Mourning
All day / & through / every ordinary night

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