Once, I had this vision: in a cavern - Poem by Mustafa Stitou
Once, I had this vision: in a cavern
centuries before Christ a temple prostitute
submissively sucks off a high priest,
eyes gleaming in the dark.
This evening I watched a Darwinist documentary
on Discovery Channel and heard a sanctimonious sentence.
In a different temple a different text has been found.
Six legislators have already been slaughtered.
The high priest knows he too will be
slaughtered: bet on the wrong god, on a god
without a body.
Death, the sentence went,
is the price that is paid
for having sex.
Translation: 2005, Willem Groenewegen
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