The Garden of Earthly Delights (based on the painting by Hieronymus Bosch)

oh god
giant angry woodpeckers and sparrows and men supplicating
and penises with legs and feet and more men riding them
through transparent tulip fields where men hold down hapless women
all under the gaze of each other and the penis creatures stomping
they prey and cry and make out with slaves and
line up by the sevens to sodomize goats with unicorns and placid deer
oh god
what world have we fallen into that makes such an apocalypse possible
where the forest dwellers have overcome us with brutal sexuality
and faded brushstrokes have pointed all heads upward
where the sky only looks back down and says: fuck it man
you go ahead and let yourself go for the duration of this creation

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One response to “The Garden of Earthly Delights (based on the painting by Hieronymus Bosch)

  1. dionysus comes riding home

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