Monday, November 08, 2010

The Pope's Penis - Sharon Olds

It hangs deep in his robes, a delicate
clapper at the center of a bell.

It moves when he moves, a ghostly fish in a
halo of silver seaweed, the hair
swaying in the dark and the heat -- and at night

while his eyes sleep, it stands up
in praise of God.


Eric Alder said...

Hilarious. Creepy, but hilarious.

Maree said...

Yes, that's what I love about it. Creepy and hilarious. :^D