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The Death Drive

October 24, 2011

hell has three gates: the eyes. the ears. and the mouth. old pillow perfect nirvana, hope shall be the sacrifice of the ghost. rivers of pitch. sulphur flowing. fuming. seething. sheep and goats. canceling each other out.

the songs of bees are burning screams on a tree of razor edges that divide the night and day. trumpets that could smash atoms and a wounded corner beast, envious of the gentle lamb. to make a martyr of us, the lamb will dance before the beast. his hunger is the price of desire.

this beast will be
the heterogenousness
of its own shame
magic morals pretend to walk
this disentangled equinox
of necessity’s familiars
whose stupidities are accidental
and who’s sincerity is built
by necessity.

their shadows coil
about their bodies
& who are they but us
who doubt our fear
and fear our doubt?

snakes fulfil sentiments
trumpets swallow shadows
one rhythm giving birth to another
momuments spew
monuments to this paradox
– this world – this urgency, sickly
at play
the asphyxiated part
of our heart
that we covet.

the nameless interval
before and after time.



1. Jerome Rothenberg, “A Case for Memory”

2. Austin Osman Spare, “Anathema of Zos”

3. Moses Gaster, “Chronicals of Jerahmeel”

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2011 10:36 pm

    Pure Metal, bro. Is it n-grammed, or templates? I like how “three gates” gets transformed from actual locations into the body.

    p.s. the links are fugazi.

  2. October 24, 2011 11:56 pm

    Thanks, it’s n-grammed. Metal?

  3. October 25, 2011 2:43 am


    ARGH! (cough) a palpable hit… ok u asked for it, I’ma pull out my WpN:

    Never gonna shame you morals
    Never gonna rhythm you day
    Never gonna shadows razor and martyr you
    Never gonna own you part
    Never gonna one desire
    Never gonna spew the shadows and equinox you

    Never gonna walk you beast
    Never gonna this you the
    Never gonna covet coil and pillow you
    Never gonna could you lamb
    Never gonna snakes smash
    Never gonna price to spew and divide you

  4. October 25, 2011 8:48 am


    That’s awesome. Especially “price to spew and divide you.”

  5. October 25, 2011 7:07 pm

    Actually though, I’m interested in the n-gram method because the book of the damned was constructed with the template method. i like the idea of being able to mix texts together in a sort of text porridge. I’m really just fascinated by this capacity right now.

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