The Poem of the Week

…at the end of the week. Here’s one by Kevin Max Smith, from the book At the Foot of Heaven. I don’t think that it will be formatted properly if you’re looking at the blog straight, so click on the title “The Poem of the Week” and it will work for you:

Belial

YOU PIN ME
TO THE WALL
YOU PIN THE
TAIL ON ME
YOU STICK ME
WITH YOUR
WORDS
YOU PICK ME
WITH YOUR
NAILS

YOU CHOKE
ME WITH
YOUR PRIDE
YOU POKE ME
WITH YOUR
MIND

YOU WHIP ME
AS A CHILD
YOU TRIP ME
WITH YOUR SMILE

YOU SEIZE
WITH IRRE-
SPONSIBILI-
TIES
YOU SQUEEZE
UNTIL I BLEED
STILL I OPEN
THE DOOR
WHEN YOU
KNOCK, I SAY,
“COME IN.”

RENOUNCE THE DEVIL AND HIS WORKS
The Book of Common Prayer

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