Poems by George Martin

The greatest embrace

a poem by George Martin

The steam of shit in a forest at dawn
mound of mud for a dog long gone
I shall fall in love tonight
I shall tempt the greatest embrace

Maggots whirl and sing to my skin
worms cavort and make love to my shins
as I fall in the dewy grass
my face in my own creation
god, how the journeyful sleep
starts off
so stinkily.