what would freud say?

i woke up with the thought
that the letter ‘o’
is a death mask
and that the pathless one
cannot claim me
without it

so, i lay there and looked
at a spot of light
on the ceiling
then did i turn my head
to the window’s
vacant yawn

gazed i through that dark glass
all silent and grim
lo, i shivered
awaiting a fresh hell
from the pit ‘neath
that dank earth

an answer came to me…
if the pit is ‘o’
gaping for me
and the death mask is ‘o’
then needs must they
add to two

i melded the two ‘o’s
infinity ‘fuck’
i girded it
thrust in the pathless face
my loins to mouth
and its shame

then did i fall asleep
like a baby does
with the feeling
of sweet satisfaction
a slaked ‘amen’
so saintly

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2021

21 thoughts on “what would freud say?

  1. I totally get the no-punctuation. The line breaks cover it.–except for the ‘o’s with the apostrophes that look like little devil emojis–But went through so much effort to make sure the ‘i’s stay lowercase. I am sure I am overthinking this, but is there meaning to the lowercase ‘i’s, or is it just a style choice? Sorry I am a recovering English major.

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