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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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