“pasquinade”

love died by its own marketing
disrobed of implants
every entity repents
smokestacks blanketing the present tense
love is a lie worth buying once
fool’s gold facts abstract
threshold stitched in gown to rim
testate eviscerated hence
the heart digs its worms out tax free
segments stagnating foam
licked loyal by saprobes

fimbriated warzone techno
weened off the clerisy
garbage in furs
trash endures
progress becomes parody
before buildings turn ghetto

inside the freckle
a brain suits its sin
sentient chum
perform some Kegels
till your depths are scary
regrow your cherry

in Rome’s last catacrotic squat
prey of the crown’s unsung zero
suck the flies from every hero
fat apertures of nipple rot
Eve lies gently nursing a snake
the gore of her cream in each eye
copious silicone milkshake
you love to see a winner fry

nidorous pundits
keying through dial-up
chase their pallbearers
into the wrong hole
ergonomic gumbo
won’t fill a cup with fallout
corollaries piling coal

my faithful foal
saddled till the legs snap
muted by trolls
nips at its reigns
buttering up the Third Reich
counting dead bubbles in an enmeshed mind
pour out your favorites
love disrobed in the market of its mold

you pray the way documentarians
pray for tears from their subjects
now the alphabet reports you as you type it
the clouds just can’t
a generation erasing Rembrandt
abandoned to the hot obloquy of millennialism
do pry the screws from your pupil
cityscape blown in where skulls once fed
self-immolated Buffalo wings hung off Cupid
the reach of each catacomb blotted
forked the stork’s proglottid
life inside the lost and found
welcome to your vaginal mesh in the round

— Sean Kilpatrick studied forensic photography, is published or forthcoming in: Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Reviewevergreen reviewNERVEFENCELITVICEBOMBDIAGRAMNew York TyrantSleepingfishObsidianVol. 1 BrooklynThe QuietusHobartGay Death TranceExpat PresstragickalflulandTerror House, Jacket2Exquisite Corpse, Tarpaulin SkyBlack Sun LitelimaeAlpha Beat Soup, and has a podcast here: https://shucksaboutpod.wixsite.com/everything

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