Iscariot Rising Sutra

Ben Kopel

Someone went away / but once they were here / so I don't die / instead I see a movie / the one about a boy / falling into / the green screen / sky lit up / phosphorescent / spiders and chandeliers / like that one time / near an island / out on the lash / I fell out of you / you laughed / your eyes closed / spread wide / standing open / I asked you / who are you / pretending I am / I did / you said / I'm pretending you / are you / drawing a jacked up heart / across my hand / in every airport / rocking this depression electric / I dry swallow / a video pill / we smoke glitter / until my suit sounds good / I long to be alive / when the world ends / so in love / with someone / I end up / ending everyone

Copyright © 2012 by Ben Kopel. Used with permission of the author.

Copyright © 2012 by Ben Kopel. Used with permission of the author.

Ben Kopel

by this poet

poem

one must be one
to ever be two

and if you
were a day
I’d find a way

to live
through you