“THE CITY OF BABYLON AND HOW IT BURNS” – “THE RAPTURE INFINITE DANCE-A-THON”

The City of Babylon and How it Burns Blight on the neighborhood. I’ve kerosened the manor. All of my good will has gone. The whole pack of bucking horses, my stallions wetted, mares in heat. Come! The machine men! Steamroll to jelly, into paste, into glue. Gimme! Unburden unto me your confessionals, I’ll lick the … Continue reading “THE CITY OF BABYLON AND HOW IT BURNS” – “THE RAPTURE INFINITE DANCE-A-THON”

“SCREENPLAY 01”

an ordinary couple who, with affectless involvementand preternatural facility, strip each otherof their lower garments from opposite sidesof a table with their tight-socked feetand bring themselves bothto climax using the sameduring tea and some ritualmorning reading - incipit: her left heel massaging his cock to grow - her head carryingher eyes to the ceiling whenever … Continue reading “SCREENPLAY 01”

“WOUNDS OF PHOSPHOR”

Wounds of phosphor, wounds ofred jam smears.Swords of golden crosses, swords ofbroken seashells.Words of wrecked teeth, words ofvelvet serpents.Gears of clocks, gears of offshorecannonade that blow holes in bodies, makes wounds of phosphor,wounds ofred jam smears. -- John Tustin’s poetry has appeared in many disparate literary journals since 2009. fritzware.com/johntustinpoetry contains links to his published poetry online.

“PRAYER”

Somewhere across the great plains of the world,an antelope is galloping away.He runs, and has been running for all time;and many a predator has tried its handat landing claws in that elusive hide.They seem to pass straight through and meet in prayer,the paws that clap together in his wake.Those killers are reduced to cats, brought … Continue reading “PRAYER”