Friday, May 27, 2016

TERMINAL HIEROPHANTIASIS (revisited)


we bow our heads in unison & listen

to benisons in latin as we

sit on satin cushions

in silence

with violent visions

of serpents & surplices &

sacred bullocks & cassocks & castration

casting lustral pearls

at lugubrious swine

that wallow in goodswill

on the dunghill of time

popping corn & copping porn

pages from hoary wisdom torn:



O HEAVENLY FATHOPE

GRUNT UNTO US

IN THIS THE HOUR OF OUR SORDID GREED

WE PLEAD WITH BEADS OF GRUBBY CREED

IN CHUBBY FINGERS


from the foulpit to the pulpit

of the chosen pew

we send forth solemn nostrums from the rostrum

to our beloved token jew


FORGIVE US OUR FOREFATHERS' FORESKINS

AND GIVE US THIS DAY A DULL RAP ON THE SKULL CAP

OR SOME CLAP TRAP


oh we think we know we see

whom & how & whatsoever we should be

for all is ultimately

part & parson of

immortality

(so help me)


wherefore this common porridge:

this grim & gruelling gravy

in which organisms sink or swim

suspended in acute & minute animation

doomed to drink & be drunk &

perchance be merry or to suffer

indigestion &/or

indigestibility?

BY THE MONAD'S GONADS,

ANSWER ME!


we bow our heads

over supper sipping soup

but does it really matter

if tablemanners are observed

or if slurping sounds delicious?

after all the tiny whiny citizens

aswoon or aswirl in their own dire mansions

in our soupy microcosm

are also busy bowing pious little heads

over teeny weeny bowls of

perfect beans...

And be it so.


Antares © 1969/1985

AND NOW LISTEN TO THE SOUNDTRACK, FOLKS!

[First posted 24 March 2009, reposted 4 December 2014]

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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kittykat46 said...

Hehehehe....
Its a fact that under certain conditions, some parasitic infections, tumours - benign or malignant etc. can cause parts of the body to swell up tremendously.
Sometimes its reversible once the root cause is treated, sometimes its irreversible.

Sure, it can happen to the male testicles or penis, too....hehehehe.

Years ago, a friend's mother got infected by a rare (in Malaysia, anyway) mosquito-borne parasite which caused her legs to swell up. It was partly irreversible, because the parasite actually created permanent cyst-like tissue in her legs - for the rest of her life she had great difficulty walking outside the house due to the grossly swollen legs.

She lived to a ripe old age, though.

mazen said...

Another name for hierophantiasis is monsterball

masterymistery said...

Classic Antares. Loved speaking it aloud: it sounds like music. As to what it means, well, for me it means (among many other things) that one should enjoy the ride and stop searching for meaning. With an occasional slap in the face of organised religion. :)

Antares said...

Your comments always brighten my virtual vistas, masterymistery, thanks! And balls to you if you like inflatable spherical objects ;)