for Shir haShirim at the 929 Project

I am honestly feeling a little shy, but am mostly excited to have a new poem called “It Please” up for the final chapter of the Song of Songs, over on 929’s English website.

Here’s a little piece of it…

for now, place a hand over the mouth
of whatever love purports to be patient or kind
and let me hear the sounds of a love that deals in fire

one terrible like an army raising her war banners,
screaming, crazed, virulent, focused, victory reasoned out
and tasted before the first flower has begun to fruit

one that knows there is nothing other
than the beloved, the loving, the lover

You’ve got to read it metaphorically, allegorically, as they say.

If you think you can handle it, read the rest here!