Saturday, April 2, 2016

2016 2/30

AIM. - The Twenty-third Spirit is Aim. He is a Great Strong Duke. He appeareth in the form of a very handsome Man in body, but with three Heads; the first, like a Serpent, the second like a Man having two Stars on his Forehead, the third like a Calf. He rideth on a Viper, carrying a Firebrand in his Hand, wherewith he setteth cities, castles, and great Places, on fire. He maketh thee witty in all manner of ways, and giveth true answers unto private matters. He governeth 26 Legions of Inferior Spirits; and his Seal is this, which wear thou as aforesaid, etc.

The hoard we threaded our way through
welding tanks and boxes with question marks on the sides
gutted televisions, an oscilloscope
a piano, a dead aquarium
the black phone, the oil and the gasoline
the bedrooms packed with rotting fabric
with wet books
the crumbling walls
the dropping ceiling
the thousand mice
consumed in fire

do you resurrect?
Stand flickering in the half-dark
your overgrown foundations
a dare, a legend trip
for local teenagers
your overflowing garage,
clay ditch and fire-pit?

Or do you sleep in the mud
you glutted mouth
and await our return

we ghosts of Illinois

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