“Part two,” he exclaims.
“This plan is beyond reprieve, beyond reproach!”
And all ants wandered further to the sea
when they saw what he was cooking.
Sullied bedpans held out at arms’ length;
“My own perception is varied, like God’s.”
But all he said to me before and after delivery was:
“Smile while you can, smile for just a little longer.
Smile and be crucified
smile and die
smile and be buried.
And every arrogant dog that howls will only
turn to bone and dust, but you…
You are transcendent.”