Sunday, April 10, 2016

2016 5/30

(26.) BUNE, or BIME. - The Twenty-sixth Spirit is Bune (or Bim). He is a Strong, Great and Mighty Duke. He appeareth in the form of a Dragon with three heads, one like a Dog, one like a Gryphon, and one like a Man. He speaketh with a high and comely Voice. He changeth the Place of the Dead, and causeth the Spirits which be under him to gather together upon your Sepulchres. He giveth Riches unto a Man, and maketh him Wise and Eloquent. He giveth true Answers unto Demands. And he governeth 30 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, unto the which he oweth Obedience. He hath another Seal (which is the first of these,15 but the last is the best

We would cut through the woods,
past the empty house with it's rotting curtains
the bullet hole-riddled no trespassing signs
where the trailer-dwellers fired rock salt at us

We would climb the back fence,
a few overgrown, forgotten graves
in the thick brush

cross the gravel path in the dark, hiding from cops

local legend said
if you kissed the angel statue at midnight
it's eyes would light up

said a light burned in the mausoleum
and someone wrote, or cried inside

we would run through the fog-filled bowl
of the muddy pond
drink stolen liquor

smoke shitty weed
on the mausoleum steps
lay on the toppled cross

came once, at midnight
to find a mausoleum door
standing open

a casket sitting in the middle of the road
saw the spray-painted swastikas
of teenagers worse than us

when you died they burned your body
threw your ashes in some lake

they never told me where.

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