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Mark DeCarteret

from FEASTS/Week 13

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(Music by James Rioux)

st pellegrino

your tongue pokes the hole
where my mouth is less a tooth—
hard truths smack of blood

st gontran

they can run through walls
they can rise from out my hand
they prefer me dead

st rupert

I'm circled in red
& all that's mine reeks of it—
hell knows how I taste

st quirnus

dead, I dreamt His dreams
till what I'd said & slept off
seemed always the same

st guy of pomposa

that clamor of stars
tipped you off to His secrets—
radiant informers!

st hugh of grenoble

I ditched gravity
& the wishes of my crotch
to have my head blown!

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