AN ANTI THEIST’S SURRENDER
The lines of children were cognizant
of an uprising. This was evident in
their diffidence to the wind and the way
scars healed from the inside despite
a continuous onslaught of moral beatings,
the noble bullies barely having time to adjust.
Fatalistically, the swooning became the resolve.
CHOKING ON AFFLUENCE, THE COUGH SYMPTOMS
I watched some human like insects
scale my foot and drill into
the bone above the ankle.
I felt nothing.
Waist bent anomalously
ears, eyes closer.
They climbed higher
voices, not pronounced words.
They reached the top of my head
just as the sun was giving up.
I went cross eyed trying to explain,
this was not substantively organic.
Colin James has a book of poems Resisting Probability from Sagging Meniscus Press
and a chapbook A THOROUGHNESS NOT DEPRIVED OF ABSURDITY.
He lives in Massachusetts.