Sung King

Lathering gods by the brands
of Maimonides

charms
of Augustine

shoals
of Assissi

norms
of Palestine

And by the breeds
of Emanuel

prices
of Josephus

germs
of Jerusalem

swells
of Epheseus

Or (of course), by the bouts
of Heraclitus

bindles
of Hasmonea

Charms
of Demosthenes

wheels
of Harmonia

And As Oracles proclaim
in sibilance

penitents dethrone
in innocence

While minotaurs prepare
with liniments

lyricists compete
with immanence

Pagan

The young swallowed many not to
descend thrice–(why I name

it Arrived).

At this reception
the owner’s grace

coupled gestative faiths (bound the same moon).

Thales’ mis-measure reached.

Judaizer about the relative but new
agora’s fringe:

ancient eyes on extemporizing
toes.

Rebelling, paralytic, casting aground for
the ideal form–

a pear cell, a host, resurrected
below

gateway’s wall seated crumble;

feathered soldierly, common
assertion,

banked through
two

messianic skies.

Saint Mendel

I saw you dreamt
of Mendel
as nebbishy as he could be

I heard you dreamt
him sighing
for all he was told to be

I dreamt I slept
aside him
holding his oft sold soul

I dreamt I wept
inside him
forgiving him his asked for roll