Patti Masterman

Poems of Patti Masterman

1. A 17th Century Curse 3/5/2011
2. A Beakers Full of Love 4/6/2010
3. A Bear Came To Dinner 6/15/2011
4. A Beautiful Man's Mind 9/5/2011
5. A bullet for Lenin 9/20/2011
6. A Catalogue Of Insomnia 4/11/2010
7. A circular circumvention 6/18/2012
8. A Corpse 4/10/2010
9. A Death That Grieves No Stranger 4/11/2010
10. A diadem of dust I wear 3/8/2012
11. A Dialectic 4/17/2010
12. A Dream 4/2/2010
13. A Dream For You 9/5/2011
14. A Fable 4/11/2010
15. A Face Looks So Carnivorous 7/23/2010
16. A Faith of No Regrets 4/18/2010
17. A Fatal Proposition 1/15/2011
18. A Few Beads and Feathers 4/19/2010
19. A Few More Cubits 7/10/2011
20. A Few Quarks 4/20/2010

The Belly of the Beast

Lost in the belly of the beast,
We look up and see all those curving arches,
And we think then that we're in some majestic cathedral;
But the next sloping corridor takes us down to the mortuary,
The processing station, for what we are busy turning into.
But we still ignore the smell, as we're too busy believing
That for us, a great feast is being prepared-
Just like children at christmas time
Always believe the world is organized solely around them;

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