A God Deposed


Richard Milazzo

Originally published in The Evergreen Review Issue 107 in 2004.

Fit me in where you can,
    The tightest, smallest, darkest,
Least part of you, swallow me whole,
    A god deposed, and with delight,

Choke if you must, gag and spit
    At the root of me, a river winding,
Flecks of snow at your visage,
    All overflowing fountain and desolate tree,

And you, all dark passage,
    Mountain, hillock, and olive sweet,
Parting thigh and thought:
    Leave no part of me untouched.