from Weirde Sister

James Gendron



To be possessed is not a crime
On the other hand, it’s not great
You convulse wildly at all times
Groups of men hold you down
In a perfect microcosm of society’s bullshit
Onlookers remark upon your odor
In texts that will survive four-hundred years
You barf up child skeletons
Fully articulated in postures of sheer terror
Meanwhile your soul is doing God-knows-what
Is it even still in there
Does it develop Stockholm syndrome
Like a candle dropped in a well
Does it become very small
Like a dinosaur
Occluded by a giant rock of pain


James Gendron is the author of Sexual Boat (Sex Boats) and Weirde Sister, forthcoming from Octopus Books.