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This is my prayer.

The Kit Kat Club is having their 13th anniversary celebration this coming Saturday. If it is at all like the Hustler Ball event that I attended during Richard’s visit, it should be FANTASTIC.

(Oh Niels, will I ever say that word again without hearing YOU say it?)

Speaking of which, Rob P. says that he will come along on Saturday and sent this FANTASTIC poem by Ruth L. Schwartz with his reply. My pleasure to share it with you.

Oh God, Fuck me
by Ruth L. Schwartz

Fuck me, oh god, with ordinary things
the things you love best in the world –

like trees in spring, exposing themselves,
flashing leaf buds so firm and swollen

I want to take them in my mouth.
Speaking of trees, fuck me with birds

say, an enormous raucous crow,
proud as a man with his hands down his pants,

and then a sparrow, intimately brown,
discreet and cautious as a concubine.

Fuck me with my kitchen faucet, dripping
like a nymphomaniac,

all night slowly filling and filling,
then overflowing the bowls in the sink

and with the downstairs neighbour’s vacuum,
that great sucking noisy dragon

making the dirty come clean.
Fuck me with breakfast, with English muffins

the spirit of the dough aroused
by browning, thrilled by buttering

Fuck me with orange juice,
its concentrated sweetness,

which makes the mouth as happy as summer
leaves sweet flecks of foam like spit

along the inside of the glass.
Fuck me with coffee, strong and hot,

and then with cream poured into coffee
blossoming like mushroom clouds,

opening like parachutes.
Fuck me with the ticking

clock, which is the ticking
bomb, which is the ticking heart –

the heart we heard in the first months,
in the original nakedness,

before we were squalling and born.
Fuck me with the unwashed spoon

proud with its coffee stain –
the faint swirl of a useful life

pooled into its center, round as a world.

P.S. To a certain someone who is reading this blog: shhhhh… Your mouth is a tomb, remember? 😉

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