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,
Having no chronmetric choice
The clock ticks on, yet in its shadow
Lurks a deeper time with hands
Of teeming flesh. Keats measured
Death's tumescent timepiece in an alley
Shocked by two boys in mutual fellatio;
Meanwhile a more elusive Shelley woke
To find his head still fast impaled
Upon the glacier of his wife's last dream.