Slaughter The Bull for Your Hometown

After Pablo Picasso’s The Bull, 1945

Broke things up with psychosis and wonders now
Why I’m a magical realist.
There’s something absurd about it
Like the woman with an eye 
For a mouth.
Bite down.
Burst a vision.
A blistering perspective.
Once the infection’s gone.
There’s not much use 
In trying to cure it.
Slaughter the lamb
And get out of it. 

The artwork that inspired this piece is currently still under copyright, you can view it online here. The featured artwork in its place was commissioned by bad apple from Mickie Loof for the 2023 Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day.


In a dream, you saw a way to survive, and you were filled with joy.


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