The Sunday Poem No 50: Ian Duhig ; Every Week Ruth Padel Discusses a Contemporary Poet through an Example of Their Work
Padel, Ruth, The Independent (London, England)
I. Women's Room
I open for you my mouth. I open for you
My two eyes, the white chambers of my skull;
From my old tongue, your sentences will rise
For I am Goddess Tlaelquani, Eater of Excrement,
Sister of Tlazolteotl. Problems with your partner?
I cut off his eggs with my obsidian glass knife.
Perhaps your employer is harassing you?
I gut him and stuff the corpse with chocolate.
Maybe a cab-driver has over-charged you?
I sacrifice his first-born to the Plumed Serpent.
See? I've a knack for this sort of thing
And you worship me just by sitting here, …
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