VOID WORSHIP II BY S.M.H



Dream // scorpion crawling // father swaddled in white towel // blue sky clear // terror of dirt // the white of eye // the dirt is black // the black of sun // filling vision // terror of worms // blur burning body // dream of scorpions // scurrying over father // swaddled in white towel // the sky blue // a cobalt egg // nests of silk // balls of dirt // stuck to white egg // cracking // in the fury // of the sick // white sheets // body septic // lips stretch // ghostly teeth // air thrumming // failing body // in the sap of its leaking // marsh of veins // orifices // intestines // ropy intestines // maggot worn and ripe // in the juice of its fruit // scent of corpse // hanging like breasts // swollen in milk // hospital // a heavy womb // throng of bodies // melt into land // the dirt is black // the black of sun // the dirt is black // the sod of body // ferocious // the dream of dream // of death // of dream // boiling color // the sod of body // nutrient dense // belly of death // branches // lilac // magnolia // nubbed in blood // the aspergil buds of spring // hysterical tendons // the coolness of rain // the sweat of air // father swaddled // white towel // towel white // eyes black // as church // or dirt // the dirt is black // the black of sun // father swaddled // sky blue and clear // his corpse bobbing // in dream // like apples in tub // his corpse bobbing // the dream of dream // of death // of dream // seed cradled // fruit smooth // panels of flesh // like flowers // blooming // I could taste the blood // like wine // the coolness of rain // ablutions of wine // I prayed blood // branches // of lilac // of magnolia // the coolness of rain // glistening // I prayed blood // I dipped my fingers // I marked // I marked myself // my father dead // in dream // my father swaddled // in blood I dipped myself // the sun // a womb // of terror // the dirt is black // the black of sun // the death fox yapping death // yowling chaotic forms // into presence // carrion eagle // the maw of sun // carrion eagle // the dead breach // wings shimmering // in maw of sun // bodies laid in sun // to crucify // the world // mystical dimming // of sun // a dead body // which is all bodies // laid in cross // to crucify // the world // the maw of sun // to swallow suffering // wounds glittering // wounds glitter // I prayed blood // my father swaddled // in rage of morning // wounds hiss // the hot of iron // in coolness of rain // churning visions // of mutilation // razor shrieking // a blessing // my dead father’s love // dream that is soft // with my dead father’s love // marbling shadow // void of burn // I jerk cum // on beef of time // pure white // pure white // chewed up by night // like white rats // teething on moon // braying prayers // in blood // and wheeze // in blood // braying prayers // white rats // braying prayers // lungs prolapsed // in aching // bullish tongues // cut out of mouth // braying prayers // in blood I pray // my father swaddled // in ash of fur // my father swaddled // the land is ploughed with the bodies of the dead // eyes cataract // in blood // land is ploughed with the bodies of the dead // soil molested // in mobs of sperm // braying prayers // blackening the mystery of God // sperms fryed // in the pan of testicles // blackening the mystery of God // I prayed // in blood // filmy blood // wide with each slimed dead // the land is ploughed // the dirt is black // the black of sun // the dirt is black // corpse farting its umbilical knot // baby face down // garbage in a creek // a fatality of litters // braying prayers // a harmony of disfigurement // hallucination stropped // on the leather // of stretched corpses // the land ploughed // the dirt black // blackening the mystery of God // the rectum of time // jig sawed limbs // flesh of god // cleaving wounds // in sun // in black of sun // cycles of moon // cold as bone // abraded flesh // the sputum of god // frontal bone // plowed by ball peen hammer // harvesting blind // in shitting // of divine light // black of rectum // blackening the mystery of god // in palsied heat // horse blood frothing // black of rectum // blackening the mystery of God // the dirt is black // the black of sun // a womb // of terror // blood forming // worms of sign // of blaze // of sign // marking runes // on the body // the sun // a womb // of terror // blanketing ash // blackening the mystery of god // the body // a burnt valley // chewing on womb // and milled semen // bees yellow in furred pain // the sun // a womb // of terror // the dirt is black // the black of sun // blackening the mystery of god // birds fall from sky like hail // my father swaddled // the sun // the hole in his head // the tumor // the sun // the hole in his head // my father swaddled // rutting organs // his body loose // his body loosening // in the agony of time // his body loosening // in the agony of dream // his body loosening // he is on his way // to the chamber // catheter snaking through loins // he is on his way // to the chamber // dark pools of urine // he is on his way to the chamber // dandruff bone white // he is on is way to the chamber // the night hot // he is on his way to the chamber // colon ruptured // he is on his way to the chamber // the rectum of time // a pierced cavity // glowing black // his bowels loosening // blackening the mystery of God



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S.M.H is a writer working in the interstitial spaces of fear, death and faith. S.M.H’s work is an attempt to grapple with the terror inherent in sacred experience, the dark cosmos rattling in the grave of the human body. S.M.H has several chapbooks out through various small presses including The Extinction Cycle, The Agony of the Sun, Rituals and On Appeasing Angry Gods on Void Front Press, and Psalms on SELFFUCK. Cicatrization is forthcoming from Infinity Land Press.

*Image credit: Odd Nerdrum, Dawn, 1989.