Issue 6: Dialectic vs Antinomy
A Publication of the USF MFA in Writing Program

crossings: heaven's gate

Valerie Witte

 
 
comet hiding drugged   
and suffocated three    Applewhite and Nettles   
bellwether ride a spacecraft   
built of tires      travel in pairs to recruit living   
in a darkened house the hilltop souls detached  
simulate interplanetary   
journey tended to extraterrestrial everyone   
the same stopgap a mission frocked   
monastic campaign drank citrus    
ambrosia disembodied                                                                                      
in shifts phenobarbital mixed  
a western necropolis    
plastic bags securing their necks in sleep     and wake   
 
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