My Body Broken
by Diar©

My body is broken

on the plank

of your tongue

like the cannibalized flesh

of Christ

in the dry wafer wavering

on the crest

of the wave of

a parishioner’s starving tongue

that laps it up

and down into the blackness

of his throat.

My skin is saturated

by the waterfalls

of saliva

that you cleanse

the sacrifice of my flesh with

before you bury

the totem of your manhood

into the unsoiled earth of my body.  

Your lips retrace the boundaries

of my mouth into

an open well

no longer closed off by loneliness

that washes the scent

of the breath

of your honey-stained kisses

with its ecstasy gone unbridled.

Your hands are like chisels

that reshape

the barely sculpted limbs

of my flesh

when you pull me against you

and push me under you

in the throes of making love

that mimics

the artist’s madness

in the sublime heights

of genuine creation.

My body has been broken

under the weight

of the pleasure

of self-abandonment

that your embrace

has enclosed me in.

The Vessel Vanquished

He mirrors me with his many faces

as he throws the

sybilline leaves into

the wind,

making patterns

out of rumors and desire.

His unkempt hair washes

against the classical Greek columns

of his high, flawless cheekbones

like the warm midnight tide

as I trace the taut, whispering

of the mauve-shaded lotus-

petals of his lips

along my skin

with the erratic compass

of my ember colored eyes


the multilayered plane

of memory

with the scent of him

in the midst of mountain-rugged sex,

his sweat scattered in

bullets across

the broken armor of my flesh.
About Diar:
Diar lives and works in Queens, NY. He is a part-time English professor,
poet, and critical prose writer interested in becoming a copy editor. His
literary influences are the British Romantic poets and the French and
British Decadent poets and writers of the late 19th Century. Diar is also
greatly interested in philosophy, religion, and mysticism, especially
Eastern philosophy. Much of his poetry and short critical prose is heavily
rooted in the literature and philosophy of the 19th Century, as well as
Hinduism and Christianity.
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