Michael O'Sullivan


Michael O'Sullivan Poems

1. Marina 5/16/2013
2. The Naked Dance 5/20/2013
3. Promise 5/20/2013
4. Queen Victoria Arrives At Queenstown 5/26/2013
5. Genesis 5/26/2013
6. Sociology Lesson 5/26/2013
7. Psychology Lesson 6/29/2013
8. Crouch Burial 6/29/2013
9. Truth Without Anger 6/29/2013
10. Mornings Of The Oresteia 6/29/2013
11. Funeral Rites 6/29/2013
12. Cafe 6/29/2013
13. Delusion 6/29/2013
14. Briny Waters 6/29/2013
15. Lir's Other Children 5/20/2013
16. Kurt Kobain 1/5/2014
17. Thighs For Emily Dickinson 1/5/2014
18. Each Particular Cloth 1/5/2014
19. As Questions Disappear 1/5/2014
20. Least Spoken Whisper At The Funeral Of Words 1/5/2014
21. Omar's Last Stanza 1/5/2014
22. Where Cancer Comes From 1/5/2014
23. Simple Wish 1/5/2014
24. Treblinka 1945 9/19/2014
25. Piss 9/19/2014
26. Self Scrutiny 9/19/2014
27. Gentle Words 9/19/2014
28. Clamp 9/19/2014
29. Economics Lesson 5/26/2013
30. Philosophy Lesson 5/26/2013
31. Uncertainty Principle 5/20/2013
32. Art Lesson 5/26/2013
33. After The Final Disappointment 6/29/2013
34. A Glimpse Of Heaven 6/29/2013
35. Frankenstein 5/21/2013
36. Cape Clear Island 5/21/2013
37. Persistence Of Money After Death 6/29/2013
38. Phusis 5/16/2013
Best Poem of Michael O'Sullivan

Phusis

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,
The...

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Promise

You led me
To a forest
But the forest
Burned.

You led me
To a desert
But the desert
Rained.

Where will you lead me
Now that my body
Is as ash
My soul
A waterfall?

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