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BEFORE YOU MAKE LOVE

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Get drunk on snail semen,
And learn to do the dance of the whooping crane;
Enact the established rite
Among Stafford shire figures
And paper-mâché reveries,
With the compelling, detached formality of nightmares

Circumcise your heathen self
And ingest your foreskin,
Cut lengthwise all the way to the scrotum,
Drip the blood over the fire of her longing,
And urinate from the underside of your penis
Not your urethra.
Always remember, in faith,
Destroying a boy’s manhood
Makes him a man.

And while you play bison in Hayden valley,
Remember,
That before the sperms erupt,
Like magma from the groin of a boiling earth,
You first must establish her cycle.

So learn to
Count her heartbeats
Till the 25th hour of the day,
Till the 8th day of the week,
The 5th week of the month,
The 13th month of the year;

Son,
never forget
that good loving
May take a light-year-of-darkness

by

Soonest Nathaniel Scholes

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