I Don't Interview Galway Kinnell on the Illustrations
from a Book He's Most Likely Forgotten

Nathan Neely

ME: I don't know what it means that piss
From cherubim
Or at least the image I glean

Beard and sinew and shocked I think the old Man
Takes it in inside the orb
Where fluttering angels leak like laser faucets
Unto his grizzled face, his weathered crow

Still, it seems important, a faded red
At least printed
That way
And every chapter after the same etching of lines

I maybe know all the symbols of planets alchemical
But the extra-pagan darkstar is lost to me
To me I'm not sure.

K: nope