Michael O'Sullivan Poems
Comments about Michael O'Sullivan
When ashes ventured to Heraclitus
That more things may exist than fire
He disappeared into a sunny gap
Created by foreshortening of his stride.
As Ur-Syphilis whispered to dying Thales
That water had no monopoly on pain
The unitarian cried drops of semen
Whose unique salts made Ur-Syphilis extinct.
When flies debased all number to Pythagoroas
A gown surged forth from the ineffable,
Enmeshed all flies with their descendants,
Imparting Death its concentrated tone.
When a mushroom visited the atom bomb
Accusing it of flagrant imitation,
He summons echoes of his former self
Each guest a slave to what he cannot be
Life friends is rubbish, let the wine flow free
In each charade he is a nameless bird
Who eats the nest of immortality;
Will he soon dance into our company?
He coins a riddle, with Sphinx-contorted face