A Compendium of Works by Rev. Jacob G. Dodd

All For Her

She wanders
Like liquid cyanide
Down, around, and all around
Burning like anesthetic

Vapid lovely apathy
Overarching silence
She wavers in her certainty
Hungry like the wolf

Quiet riots and twisted sisters
Bass clashes and muted wails
Hands at each others throats
What is love?

Baby don’t hurt me,
No more

Head bob head bob head bob
Repetitive and fluid
Whirlwind confused dalliance
I can’t fight this feeling anymore

Piercing gentle teeth
Soft burning scratches
I’m bleeding, should we pause?
No, I need this

Try to keep it casual
Like stained t-shirts with funny sayings
The Joker was right
Why so serious, indeed

Keep it superficial
Beneath the tainted skin
Don’t ever break the surface
Leave it as it is

Nothing material
That way leads to complication
No emotional bribery
Let your mouth do the talking

Willing feast to a parasite
Take your fill of need
Soul as bread, pride as butter
Lust is 2% milk

When it ends it’s in a hush
Like some Vietnam dream
A non-existant mission
What then of the ceasefire?

We don’t talk anymore
We didn’t talk much then
Like a CD played on mute
Silent substance running in circles

Roll credits
The lights come up
The preceding horrorshow was rated R
By the MPAA

And rigid

The gift of retroactive foresight
Heals all present wounds
Like psychic Tylenol
Take the god damned pill

Flush it down with rain
Baptize myself in the tears
Of a chastising god
And laugh along with the joke

Life is golden repetition
Love is a football
Yanked away
By a malicious enemy

Next time I’ll avoid the red pill
Take the blonde one instead
Much safer bet
Time to double down


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