Zoe Nyght

Rookie (September 5th,1988 / Artesia, California)

Heaven In These Limbs - Poem by Zoe Nyght

There was a tambourine in your shoulder,
drums in your feet and a guitar in your heart.

You seem angry, little boy,
haven’t you accepted God?

Pulsing deep black in the dead of night
we jump, lusting for the wine of our idols.

You’re going to Hell, girl,
for all your dancing and sin.

And when our remains fall to the scattered earth
the worms will fight over the same flesh.


Comments about Heaven In These Limbs by Zoe Nyght

  • (7/16/2005 10:04:00 AM)

    I think I see how it's organized:
    2nd and 4th stanzas are some self-righteous 'elder' speaking.
    1,3, and 5, the passionate, and defiant, lover(s) .
    Is that right?
    Lovely!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 15, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, May 17, 2010


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