Ho low, he crept down ferreting the earthen hollow.
Skulking usurper, teething seraph’s entrails-
He supped and supped from the red river’s cup,
Till the puckered sac set agape and the germ was laid.
Perpetual stain, rounding the sallow opening,
To the tunnel once pristine,
Where he left, the wastrel chained.
Hammer of God, Mighty Muse Productions. Copyright © 2013 Aria Ligi, published in Z publications New York’s Best Emerging Poets, Anthology, 2017