God the Gorilla or Wolf
Jeffrey Galbraith  (bio)

God the gorilla or wolf

Who cannot be named

Who sits preening me, cracking


lice, upping the shine

Who knocks me over

with His teeth


and expressionless lips

Who noses the soft parts underneath

Who rages at my bellygod


at my other beloveds

Who sets out his own feast

Who row by row across


the unearthly white

of the scalp scrapes up

what He can eat


Who numbers my hands, my eyes

Who has motherhen guile

Who cannot be distant only


Who will not play by my rules

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