Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Seduction of Nuns, A Poem

Here's a goofy poem, more of a slam-type poem, I read last night at Word of Mouth at Bossa in D.C. I'm not really into the political/radical earth mother vibe they had there, but at least a few people laughed at this. I'm good at comic relief, maybe. Seduction of Nuns by Donald Illich I’ve gotten in the bad habit of seducing nuns lately. How I do it: I buy a cheap Jesus costume from a down on his luck prophet. Then I wait till it’s dark and all the windows of the convent are open on a hot night. Climbing vines up the wall, I ascend to the cutest girl’s room. Shh, I say. I’ve heard your prayers. I know you’ve had doubts. I’m here to place my blessing in you. Shh, it’s O.K., we’re married. Then, in the next few months, I write about unexplained visions of the savior, miracle pregnancies everyone winks at. I’ve long since burned my disguise, the beard’s smoke rising like a devil’s kiss.


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